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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch dies aged 47

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has died at the youg age of 47, from undisclosed causes

Shocking and sad news- today Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has died at the young age of 47. The death has been announced by Beastie Boys mentor and head of Def Jam Russell Simmons. Although details are currently extremely sketchy, it is known that Yauch was suffering from cancer-- the Washington Post reporting that he "was diagnosed with a cancerous parotid gland in 2009. He had undergone surgery and radiation."

The Beastie Boys are recognised as true innovators of hip hop, having recorded 8 studio albums in a career that spanned three decades. Tributes are currently pouring in for Yauch, and we'll bring you more updates as they come.

Here's an example of the band in their prime. Adam Yauch RIP.


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