Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (aka MCA) dies at 47

By Ken Taylor

It’s being reported that Adam Yauch (aka Beastie Boys co-founder MCA) has died from cancer. He had been fighting the disease since 2009, after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, but Yauch sat out of the ceremony due to his illness, and his treatments put off the release of the band’s last album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. Yauch was 47 years old.