RIP MCA: Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Dead
He was 47
Beastie Boys' rapper MCA - real name Adam Yauch - has died, according to Global Grind.
GG reports he "passed this morning after a long bout with cancer."
In 2009, Yauch revealed that he was being treated after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland. He underwent surgery and radiation therapy.
He is now survived by his wife and daughter.
Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz in 1979.