Shifty Shellshock: Crazy Town singer who sang Butterfly dies

25 June 2024, 12:10 | Updated: 25 June 2024, 14:10

Crazy Town lead singer, Seth Binzer, who shot to fame with the song Butterfly, has died at the age of 49, the LA Medical Examiner has said.

Binzer, who went by his stage name Shifty Shellshock, founded the band in LA in 1995 alongside Brett Mazur.

He died on Monday, according to the Examiner's website.

Crazy Town is best known for their third single, Butterfly, which reached number one in the US singles chart and number three in the UK singles chart, and became an early 00s anthem.

A cause of death has not been revealed.

Binzer, who also had a career as a soloist, had struggled with drug addiction, appearing in two seasons of both reality TV shows Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.

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In an Instagram post in April, the singer uploaded a picture of a man in a black vest and a black balaclava surrounded by people clad in the same items but in white.

The picture read: "Real is rare, fake is everywhere."

It was accompanied by a caption where Binzer wrote: "To the ones who stay even when I try my hardest to scare the away."

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