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Beastie Boy’s Adam “MCA” Yauch Dead At 47

First Dick Clark and now this. It saddens me to report that Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) from the Beastie Boys has lost his battle with Cancer. One of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, Adam has been fighting a bout with throat cancer since 2009. It finally got the best of him. It was announced today on, Run DMC co-founder, Russel Simmons website : “One of our heroes, Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away this morning after a long bout with cancer.”

You may remember back to 2009 when MCA and AD-Rock sat down with TMZ to make the announcement of his fight with Cancer.

Since then, the band hasn’t made very many LIVE performance due to MCA’s illness. It makes me happy to know that Adam was a least able to fight long enough to see his musical career reach Hall of Fame status recently. As the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th. He was not able to attend the ceremony though. Due to his illness. His brothers in music Ad Rock and Mike D accepted the induction on his behalf. Mike D said during the induction “Our fellow band member, who we could not possibly have done all of this stuff. The family that we became. Adam Yauch, MCA, wrote this speech. And it was in his parents house in Brooklyn where we would go after school. I remember we would make a “damn/god awful racket.” And I can’t believe they let us do it. So thank you very much.”

It is Truly a SAAAD day for the music world. But turn the frown upside down and take a look back at the history of The Beastie Boys.


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