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Beastie Boys Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Has Died

Sad news out of the music world.  Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch has lost his battle with cancer and passed away at age 47.

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In 2009, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch was diagnosed with cancer.  It was thought that he had beaten it, but it came back not to long ago.  After a long hard battle with the disease, he has lost that battle.  He did not attend the Beastie Boys induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame ceremony last month because he was in the hospital.

His influence on both the rock and rap world is huge.  He helped usher in a new age of hip hop, and remained relevant up until the day he died.  The Beasties just released a new album last year, but his illness didn’t allow him to go out to perform.

[Via Rollingstone]

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