Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, known as MCA, dead at 47 – The Guardian

Rapper Adam Yauch, a third of the trailblazing hip-hop act the Beastie Boys, has died aged 47. Yauch, who performed as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009 after discovering a tumor in his parotid gland. The band’s management posted a lengthy statement on the Beastie Boys website: It is …