Beastie Boys Music Video Director, Ric Menello, Dead At 60

Beastie Boys Music Video Director, Ric Menello, Dead At 60

The director behind the Beastie Boys music video, "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)", has passed away at the age of 60 of a heart attack.

 The director for one of hip hop's most influential music videos, "(You Gotta) Fight For You Right (To Party)", has died at the age of 60.

Even though he may not have been a household name, director Ric Menello's work has surely been seen. The man behind the screen for Beastie Boys' "You Gotta Fight For Your Right", "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", and LL Cool J's "Going Back To Cali" has sadly passed away of a heart attack on Friday, March 1st at the age of 60, MTV reported. Menello also had co-wrote the script for Run DMC's feature film "Tougher Than Leather".

Menello's passing comes nearly one year after the death of Beastie Boys emcee, Adam "MCA" Yauch. Yauch died in May 2012 after a three year battle with salivary gland cancer.

HNHH sends its condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Ric Menello. 


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