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Beastie Boys And The Rock And Roll Hall Of FameFriday afternoon the news came down that Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA), a founding member of the Beastie Boys, had died at the age of 47. It was announced in 2009 that he had been diagnosed with cancer after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.
Adam Yauch, MCA Of The Beastie Boys, Dead At 47Adam Yauch, also known as MCA of the iconic Brooklyn hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

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