Beastie Boys Founding Member John Berry Has Died At 52

The guitarist is credited with having named the group.

May 19, 2016
Beastie Boys Founding Member John Berry Has Died At 52

Guitarist and founding member of the Beastie Boys, John Berry has died at the age of 52, Rolling Stone reports. Berry was a member of the group from 1981 to 1982, playing on the group's debut EP Polly Wog Stew before leaving the Beastie Boys in 1982. Berry is credited with having given the group its name. He passed away this morning in a hospice facility in Danvers, Massachusetts.

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Beastie Boys Founding Member John Berry Has Died At 52