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    Mon, 07 May 2012 09:23:04

    Beastie Boys Post Official Statement on Adam Yauch's Passing - He died last Friday at the age of 47

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    The Beastie Boys posted a lengthy statement and a detailed bio celebrating the life and times of band member Adam Yauch, aka MCA, who died on Friday, May 4, at 47 in New York. He had been battling salivary gland cancer for the past three years.

    The entire statement is here, but we've also included a truncated section pertaining to his passing. We encourage you to read the full statement, to get a grasp and understanding of Yauch's contributions to the world, not only as an artist but as a humanitarian.

    Adam Yauch | 1964-2012
    It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "MCA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

    Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch.

    R.I.P., Adam Yauch.

    Do you have a favorite Beastie Boys song or MCA lyric?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.07.12



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