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Remembering the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, an Icon of Remix Culture

Adam Yauch • 1964-2012 It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Beastie Boys Official Statement On The Death Of Adam Yauch

Beastie Boys made a huge influence on me since I was a kid, even at present. Rest in peace, Adam Yauch aka MCA.

beastie boys were revolutionary. they changed the game, period.

RIP MCA (adam yauch with his daughter Tenzin Losel @ Amnesty International spotlight award for human rights

The Dalai Lama & MCA via @Jay Faires

The Dalai Lama & MCA

Dalai Lama meets the late Adam Yauch, Beastie Boy MCA. Photograph by Sue Kwon.

ADROCK message to MCA

Beastie Boy Adam Ad-Rock Horowitz, Madonna, Chili Peppers Remember Adam Yauch

News broke that Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys lost his three year battle with cancer on Friday May And while he did become famous for being a Beastie Boy Yauch was much more than just

Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA of the Beastie Boys  The Beastie Boys's Adam Yauch, age 47, passed away after a long battle with cancer. In 2009, doctors discovered a tumor on Yauch's salivary gland, and he has been undergoing treatment ever since. Yauch was a practicing Buddhist, an activist for Tibetan freedom, and a film buff. He founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, which distributed Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and this year's We Need to Talk About Kevin. He will be missed by one billion…

Adam Yauch and daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch (RIP, Adam)

R.I.P. MCA.  Long live the Beasties.

Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz and Adam 'MCA' Yauch of the Beastie Boys


"Beastie Boys" rapper Adam Yauch - aka MCA - has died, TMZ is reporting. Yauch announced in 2009 that he had cancer. Yauch was absent when the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.

#RIP Rapper MCA, real name Adam Yauch, of hip-hop band the Beastie Boys, dead at 47, according to Rolling Stone - May 4, 2012

Rapper MCA, real name Adam Yauch, of hip-hop band the Beastie Boys, dead at according to Rolling Stone (Getty Images)