Rikki Rockett via Twitter:
"R.I.P. Allen Shellenberger, solo was dedicated to you last night my brother"
Allen Shellenberger, drummer for Orange County rock band Lit, lost his battle with brain cancer Thursday, August 13, 2009 surrounded by his loving family, the band, and close friends. He was 39 years old. In May 2008, Allen was diagnosed with a malignant glioma brain tumor and immediately underwent clinical trials, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute.Allen was a founding member of Lit over two decades ago and was able to perform with the band until last fall.