John Berry ‘Alive and Well’ Despite Erroneous Death Report
Country singer John Berry wants his fans to know that a report that appeared to indicate he had passed away was inaccurate.
Berry says an AOL news story on Friday (May 20) reporting the death of original Beastie Boys member John Berry led to many questions from fans. While the story correctly identified the late Beastie Boys guitarist, who passed away on Thursday (May 19) at the age of 52 after battling frontal lobe dementia, it featured some photos and video clips from the country singer's career.
"I am saddened to hear of the news of the passing of Mr. Berry of the Beastie Boys but I felt the need to let folks know I am OK," Berry states in a press release. "There was some apparent confusion with the journalist who put together the John Berry news video over at AOL. I just want to clarify that I am alive and well. I'd like to offer my condolences to Mr. Berry's family."
The two-time Grammy-nominated singer has placed 20 singles on the country charts, including six Top 5 hits and a No. 1 single on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. His hits include "Your Love Amazes Me," "What's In It For Me" and "You and Only You," as well as "Standing On the Edge of Goodbye," "I Think About It All the Time," and "If I Had Any Pride Left at All."
"Your Love Amazes Me" earned Berry a Grammy nomination in 1995. In 1997 he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for "Long Haired Country Boy" with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Most recently, Berry scored a nomination for the Mainstream Country Male Artist at the ICM Awards in 2013. Keep up with his latest projects and live dates at his official website.
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