Beastie Boys Adam Yauch died of cancer on Friday after a three-year battle with the disease. The Beastie Boys rapper, also known as MCA, was 47. Adam Yauch died in New York on Friday morning.
â€œIt is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam â€˜MCAâ€™ Yauch â€¦ passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer,â€ Yauchâ€™s publicist announced in a press statement on Friday. â€œHe was 47 years old.â€