Beastie Boys bass guitarist and supporter of Free Tibet.
He was self taught on the bass and played his first show on his 17th birthday.
He was half-Jewish, half-Catholic. He also used the pseudonym Nathanial Hornblower and was a practicing Buddhist.
He got married to Dechen Wangdu on May 31, 1998 and they had 1 child together.
Ben Stiller tweeted about him when he passed away.