Very sad news. Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch (better know as MCA) has died at the age of 47 after a long two and half year battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left salivary gland in July 2009. Just last month, Adam was even too sick to attend the Beastie Boys’ induction to the rock hall of fame.
He put his talents into making hit songs like, No Sleep Till Brooklyn and Intergalactic. He co-founded the Beastie Boys with friends ‘Mike D’ and ‘Ad Rock’ way back in 1979, when they were still a punk band. They, of course, switched to rap in the mid-80s. A decision that would turn out quite alright for the band.
Yauch is survived by his wife and daughter.