It is with much sadness that we report that the Beastie Boys co-founder Adam “MCA” Yauch has passed away at the age of 47. The rapper was suffering from a three-year battle with cancer, of which he succumbed to.
In 2009, it was announced that Adam was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node. He underwent surgery and radiation therapy as treatment for the cancer. The treatment delayed the group’s plans to release a new album and go on tour.
Afterward, at the direction of his Tibetan doctors, Adam became a vegan. He passed away earlier today and leaves behind his wife Dechen Wangdu and their daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch.
Here’s a video of our favorite song by the Beastie Boys, “Paul Revere.”
RIP Adam Yauch, you will be missed.
Adam Yauch Of The Beastie Boys Has Passed Away At 47 was last modified: May 5th, 2012 by Jed Eckert