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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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