Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys has died at age 47, TMZ confirms.
Yauch, a founding member of the Beastie boys, had been battling cancer in his parotid gland since 2009. Below is his original announcement from that year:
The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, but Yauch was unable to attend due to his illness.
He is survived by his wife Dechen Wangdu and daughter Tenzin Losel.
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