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Soleil Moon Frye Pays Touching Tribute to Late Ex-Boyfriend Shifty Shellshock

Soleil Moon Frye Pays Touching Tribute to Late Ex-Boyfriend Shifty Shellshock

Soleil Moon Frye is paying tribute to her ex-boyfriend, Shifty Shellshock, real name Seth Binzer, following his tragic death at the age of 49. The former Crazy Town frontman passed away last Monday from an accidental drug overdose, which involved a combination of prescription and street drugs, according to TMZ.

The Punky Brewster alum and Binzer began dating in 2021 but eventually went their separate ways in late 2023. Despite their breakup, Frye had nothing but kind words for Binzer, who she praised for loving her and her children unconditionally. They shared a history that extended back to their childhood.

“My heart is whispering a million I love you’s for the way you loved my children and I so unconditionally,” Frye wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a series of images from their relationship. “I can still see your smiling sweet face in middle school when you kissed me in your tunnel of love and the way you swept me away again as we grew up to show me what that timeless kind of love feels like.”

In her heartfelt tribute, Frye expressed that no words could ever encapsulate the love they shared or how she was feeling at that moment. “It is a language all its own,” she continued. “So for now I will use every bit of strength you showed me to hold on to those words you asked me in your beautiful morning gravilly voice on the beach while covering me with kisses.”

She then quoted Binzer saying, “To the people we have lost we will see them again down the road, right?” To which Frye replied, “I believe we will Seth. and when we do, the most charming bad ass tattooed angel in mismatched shoes, who taught me how to drink up life again will be standing there with the biggest smile.”

Frye concluded her message with sentiments filled with imagery and emotion: “I will instantly see your moon on fire cheek welcoming your family, friends, fans and loved ones under loving double rainbow arches…” She signed off with, “I love you forever and always. Your Moonfire xx.”

Among the photos shared were moments of joy, including images of Binzer helping to put up the family Christmas tree and several snaps of the couple hugging and smiling together.

Frye’s touching tribute followed another heartfelt message from David Arquette, who also shared his memories of Seth Binzer. “He was such an incredible man with a huge heart,” Arquette wrote, sharing his own set of photographs with the late singer. “We shared a lot of the same struggles, and I want his family to find love and healing during this painful time.”

Both Arquette and Binzer have been open about their battles with addiction and efforts toward sobriety. Binzer appeared on reality shows Celebrity Rehab 1 and 2 and Sober House 1 and 2, where he detailed his own struggles with addiction.

Arquette wrapped up his emotional post by saying, “Champions never die; they only go on to fight somewhere else. Love you kid.” He also extended his gratitude to Frye for providing him with the touching photos and videos.

According to Binzer’s manager, Howie Hubberman, the late singer had aspirations to get sober and turn his life around. However, it was ultimately a goal that he could not achieve. “We all tried, but ultimately, we all failed, or Shifty would still be here,” Hubberman stated to People.

Adding to the tragedy of his untimely death, Tim Ryan, Binzer’s friend and sober coach, revealed that Binzer had been living in a tent in downtown Los Angeles’ McArthur Park following a recent relapse. Ryan’s wife, Jennifer Gimenez of Celebrity Rehab, was the one who alerted them to his desperate living situation. Ryan had planned to help Binzer get back into treatment, but it was too late.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, get help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline (1-800-662-4357) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress.

Source: TMZ, People