Il 13 agosto ha perso la sua battaglia personale contro un tumore al cervello ed è morto a 39 anni. Scompare così Allen Shellenberger batterista dei californiani Lit. Il terribile male gli era stato diagnosticato nel maggio del 2008. I suoi compagni lo ricordano così: “To know Al was to know laughter. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Words cannot begin to express how much he will be missed. This was our brother and not a day will go by that we won’t think about him. Right now we’re trying to find the balance of mourning his loss and celebrating his life. Allen has experienced more in his 39 years than most people dream of in ten lifetimes. This is a tremendous loss for us, our fans, and also for Allen’s family who took such good care of him during his battle with cancer”. Gli alternative rocker Lit, provenienti da Fullerton e conosciuti come Razzle agli inizi degli anni ’90, raggiungono con il terzo album (‘A Place In The Sun’ del 1999) il traguardo del platino negli Stati Uniti.