John Berry, The Man Who Gave The Beastie Boys Their Name, Has Died
John Berry, one of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, died at a hospice center in Massachusetts on Thursday. He was 52.By Ben Lawson | May 20, 2016
John Berry, an original member of the iconic rap group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 52.
A family member confirmed his death in a post on Facebook and encouraged people to "do something creative in his memory."
Berry's father told Rolling Stone that he passed away Thursday at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts, after his frontal lobe dementia had worsened in recent months.