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Adam 'MCA' Yauch: 'Very Courageous' and 'Hopeful to the Very End,' Mother Says

Bryan Bedder, Getty Images As fans, admirers and artists of all stripes continue to pay tribute to Beastie Boys rapper Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died yesterday (May 4) after a three-year battle with cancer, the most heartfelt words may have come from his mother, Frances Yauch. "He was a very courageous person," she told the New York Times, revealing that her son died at 9AM on Friday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Dead at 47

Entertainment : EveryJoe: Entertainment (3 years ago)

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

Ad-Rock, Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tribute: Beastie Boys Rapper Honors Late Bandmate, Thanks Fans for Support

Music / Hip Hop & Rap : The Boombox (3 years ago)

Phil Andelman Since Friday (May 4), when beloved Beastie Boys rapper Adam "MCA" Yauch died in New York City following a courageous three-year cancer fight, fans and admirers ranging from the Dalai Lama to the Mets have been lining u... Read Post

Bands play tribute to Adam 'MCA' Yauch

Entertainment : The Marquee Blog (3 years ago)

The news was still relatively fresh Friday night when a few artists decided to pay tribute to a Beastie Boy. Following the death Friday of Adam "MCA" Yauch after an almost three year battle with cancer, some fellow artists used thei... Read Post


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