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Music: Newswire: R.I.P. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys (1964-2012)

More sad news from the music world: Russell Simmons' GlobalGrind has announced (and Rolling Stone has confirmed) that Adam "MCA" Yauch, one-third of the pioneering and remarkably indomitable hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died at the age of 47 following a long battle with cancer. Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous parotid gland in 2009 and while he had to shoot down rumors that he had been pronounced cancer-free just last year, he'd remained optimistic and proactive about his chances for recovery ever since, even as his illness kept the group from performing live over the last several years.
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