Friday, May 4, 2012
BEASTIE BOYS' Adam Yauch (MCA) Loses Cancer Battle - Rock In Peace!
This just in: the death of Adam Nathaniel Yauch (A.K.A. MCA) has been confirmed by music mogul Russel Simmons. The co-founder of crossover heavyweights the BEASTIE BOYS leaves behind his wife Dechen Wangdu, and his daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch. Yauch was 47 years old. Our condolences go out to his MCA's family, friends, the BEASTIE BOYS camp, and all of his fans.
In 2009 Yauch announced that he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland. In 2011, Yauch posted an update on the Beastie Boys' website telling friends and fans he was not cancer-free as reportedly, but was "staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future."
The BEASTIE BOYS were recently inducted into the Rock N' Roll Half Of Fame, but Yauch was absent.
ROCK IN PEACE brotherman! \m/