John Berry, An Original Member Of The Beastie Boys, Dead At 52
May 20, 2016 at 5:06 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of JOHN BERRY, who was an original member of THE BEASTIE BOYS. BERRY died YESTERDAY (5/19) morning at a hospice in DANVERS, MA.
ROLLING STONE reports, "JOHN BERRY III, BERRY’s father, confirmed his death THURSDAY afternoon to ROLLING STONE. He said his son suffered from frontal lobe dementia, which had worsened in recent months. BERRY is credited with coming up with the name BEASTIE BOYS when they were teenagers. He attended the WALDEN SCHOOL in NEW YORK with MIKE DIAMOND."
BERRY was 52.