Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch has died: official statement

by Blogburger on May 4, 2012

The Beastie Boys, (L-R) Mike Diamond, Adam Horowitz and Adam Yauch, are photographed at the 2006 Sun..LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Adam Yauch, a founding member of pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47 of cancer, according to a statement on the band’s website. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys … passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer,” the statement said. Back in July 2009, Yauch disclosed that he had been diagnosed with a tumor in his salivary gland and lymph node. …



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