‘Beastie Boys’ Rapper Adam Yauch Lost His Battle With Cancer, He Was Forty Seven!

Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch dead at age forty seven after battle with cancer. The American rapper and songwriter was known by is stage name MCA. The star had died this morning Friday May 4, 2012.

 He does leave behind his wife Dechen and a fourteen year old daughter Tenzin Losel Yauch. His publicist released a statement confirming the news this afternoon which read:

 ’It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch … passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer.’ Back in 2009 Yauch had revealed that he was undergoing surgery and radiation therapy to treat a tumor in his salivary gland.

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