BREAKING: Legendary Musician Dies Too Soon – Fans In Shock…

BREAKING: Legendary Musician Dies Too Soon – Fans In Shock…

Man, this is sad. John Berry of the Beastie Boys just passed away in a hospice yesterday. That was in Massachusetts. Berry was a founding member of the band and he was only 52. He had frontal lobe dementia. His father said that the condition, which is a form of dementia that occurs when the frontal lobes of the brain begin to shrink, had worsened in recent months. I had no idea he was even ill. I was a fan of the Beastie Boys. Berry came up with their name. The band was originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band named The Young Aborigines in 1978. It was comprised of Michael Diamond (vocals), John Berry (guitar), Yauch (bass) and Kate Schellenbach (drums). What a tragic loss.


From the Daily Mail:

John Berry, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 52.

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The guitarist passed away on Thursday morning at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts at 7:30 am, according to a report from Rolling Stone.

The music publication got confirmation of the musician’s death via his father, John Berry III, who said his son had been suffering from frontal lobe dementia.

This is not the first loss for the band. Back in 2012, Yauch died at the age of 47 after being diagnosed with cancer in 2009. During the Beastie Boys induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012, Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horowitz (who joined the band later) read a letter from Yauch, who was unable to attend. In it ‘MCA’ thanked Berry for his contributions and even mentioned John’s father as it read: ‘To Kate Schellenbach and John Berry. To John Berry’s loft on 100th Street and Broadway where John’s dad would come in during our first practises screaming “will you turn that f***ing s*** off already.”‘ The Beastie Boys went on to release eight studio albums, win several awards including three Grammys and are considered widely as one of the most legendary hip-hop acts of all-time. It’s another sad loss in a string of them this year. May he rest in peace.






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