|The Beastie Boys with then member John Berry.|
The legendary MC who helped created the hip-hop group The Beastie Boys passed away.
According to CNN, John Berry died Thursday at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts.
He was suffering from frontotemporal dementia and his health had been failing for several years.
John was a part of the group during the early 1980s before he left the group.
The Beastie Boys who blended punk and rap, burst on the music scene in 1986 with the album "License to Ill", which had the hits (You Gotta) Fight for the Right (to Party), Paul Revere, Brass Monkey, and No Sleep Till Brooklyn.
The Beastie Boys were notable for being a group of White rappers who broke through a genre that was mostly associated with Black culture. They were the iconic rap group of the golden age.
The members of the Beastie Boys were Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock.
Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away three years ago in May.
World News Today send our condolences to the family of John Berry.