The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (aka MCA) has been confirmed dead today. There are no specifics available yet regarding Yauch’s exact cause and time of death. The 47-year old rapper had been battling cancer in his parotid gland and lymph node for several years.
GlobalGrind.com reported Yauch’s death just before 1 o’clock this afternoon and other sources have since verified the news. Yauch, along with Mike D and Ad Roc, founded the Beastie Boys in 1979. He leaves behind a wife and a daughter.