From Rolling Stone:
Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 48, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.
Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt.
Adam "MCA" Yauch, one of the founders of the Beastie Boys, has died of cancer at age 47. Yauch had been battling cancer since 2009 when a tumor was found in his salivary gland. The illness kept Yauch from attending the Beastie Boys'... Read Post
Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys has died of cancer. He was 48. Yauch was a hip hop pioneer and a tireless supporter of the Tibetan people. We'll miss him. "Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 48" (Rolling Stone) Sesame ... Read Post