RIP Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys MCA

GearDiary RIP Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys MCA

Sad news today as we have just heard of the passing of the Beastie Boys MCA, Adam Yauch. He was 47 and had been battling cancer, which we learned about back in 2009.

Here is more from USAToday:

The music world is mourning again. Adam Yauch, known as Beastie Boys rapper MCA, has died.

GlobalGrind.com, Russell Simmon’s website, reports that Yauch died after a long battle with cancer. He was 47.

In 2009, Yauch announced he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node. He has since undergone surgery and radiation therapy. Yauch is survived by his wife, Dechen Wengdu, and their daughter, Losel.

MCA co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, and Ad Rock. The group has won multiple Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

In his honor … let’s Make Some Noise!

Of course, it only makes sense to close with the original ‘Fight for your Right’ …


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