Adam Yauch, founder of the hip hop trio The Beastie Boys, has died. He was 47.
The rapper, known to fans as MCA, passed away Friday morning (May 4) “after a long bout with cancer,” Global Grind reported.
“Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us,” Russell Simmons, co-founder of Beastie Boys label Def Jam, said in a statement.
Adam was treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node and underwent surgery and radiation therapy in 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Dechen Wangdu, and his daughter Tenzin Losel.
source: Just Jared