Adam Yauch of the Beastie boys dead at 47
MCA’s publicist just released a statement to TMZ, writing: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch … passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.”
In July 2009, the Beastie Boys member announced that he would be receiving treatment for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland, and that, as a result, the group would cancel some future shows and push back the release of a new album.
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Posted on May 4, 2012, in Fame Depot, Famous Fridays, Fiddler On The Roots and tagged Adam Yauch, Adrock, Beastie Boys, cancer, Global Grind, MCA Records, Mike D, New York City. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.