In 2009, the Brooklyn-born Beastie Boy announced he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland.
Keep reading for more on Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys… after the jump.
Yauch’s management team confirmed in a release that he had passed away:
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.
Yauch was born in Brooklyn, N,Y and was performing music by the age of 17. He is survived by his wife and their daughter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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