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Beastie Boys Rapper Adam Yauch MCA Has Died In New York After Losing His Battle With Cancer

Beastie Boys Rapper Adam Yauch Has Passed Away After Losing His Three-Year Battle With Cancer

It's a sad morning for music lovers around the world. The Beastie Boys lost one of their own, rapper MCA – real name Adam Yauch — to cancer overnight. He was just 47. The musician revealed he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland in 2009, undergoing surgery and radiation therapy. The Beastie Boys posted a lengthy tribute on their website, in honour of their bandmate — a friend, rapper, activist and director. MCA is survived by his wife and daughter.

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