Lead singer of rap/rock band Loopy City, Shifty Shellshock, has died. He was 49.

Shellshock, born Seth Binzer, was finest recognized for Loopy City’s 2000’s hit Butterfly.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s web site states that the musician handed on Monday at his dwelling.

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Shifty Shellshock has handed away at 49-years-old. (Getty Photographs for Rockefellas Stu)

A reason for demise has not been disclosed.

Loopy City launched their debut album The Present of Sport in 1999, after Shellshock and the band’s co-founder, Bret Mazur, met in 1992.

Following the discharge of their album, they went on to assist the Purple Scorching Chilli Peppers on tour.

Once they first started making music, they did so underneath the identify the Brimstone Sluggers, nonetheless modified to Loopy City as soon as members Rust Epique, James Bradley Jr., Doug Miller, Adam Goldstein and Antonio Lorenzo “Bother” Valli joined the band.

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Shifty Shellshock within the music video for Butterfly, his band Loopy City’s greatest hit. (YouTube)

Only a 12 months later they achieved industrial success with their hit Butterfly, which sampled the Purple Scorching Chilli Peppers’ Fairly Little Ditty.

It was the third single from their debut album, rapidly skyrocketing up the charts worldwide, reaching number-one standing on the Billboard Scorching 100 within the US.

They launched their second album Darkhorse in November 2002 and by 2003 had determined to go on a hiatus.

Shellshock then launched a solo album titled Pleased Love Sick, which noticed him obtain reasonable success in Europe.

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He was finest recognized for his band Loopy City’s hit Butterfly. (Getty)

Over time, the singer had been open about his wrestle with habit.

He appeared on two seasons of Superstar Rehab, and two seasons of Sober Home, each of which had been actuality exhibits addressing the matter.

Shellshock is survived by his three kids, Halo, Gage and Phoenix.

Should you or anybody you realize is fighting habit contact the Alcohol Drug Data Service on 1800 250 015 or Narcotics Nameless Australia on 1300 652 820.

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