Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch dies of cancer, aged 47

by Blog Burger on May 6, 2012

The Beastie Boys are photographed at the 2006 Sundance film festival in Park CityLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Adam Yauch, a founding member of pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys who captivated fans with their brash style in early hits like “Fight for Your Right (To Party),” died on Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 47. Yauch, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz formed the band that gained fame in the 1980s and stood out not just for their music, but for their ethnicity. In a genre dominated by African-Americans, they were three white Jewish kids from Brooklyn, New York. The Beastie Boys sold some 40 million records worldwide over more than 20 years. …

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