Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Dead At 47

    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. 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.