Friday, May 4, 2012

Adam Yauch, MCA of Beastie Boys, Dead

It was reported today by, Russell Simmons' website, that Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch, known by fans as MCA, has passed away. Yauch was 47.

The story has been confirmed by TMZ through friends and family of Yauch.

MCA had been battling with cancer, although it's unclear at this point if his death was a result of cancer.

The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and MCA was unable to attend the ceremony. HBO will air the event tomorrow, Saturday, May 5 at 9PM EST.