Sad news, per chance you haven't heard. (F*%k cancer!!)
ADAM YAUCH: Dead at 47
Beastie Boys co-founder Adam "MCA" Yauch has died at age 47. Yauch, was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes and parotid gland back in 2009, and had been out of the public eye since.
Yauch and friends Michael Diamond and Adam Horowitz formed The Beastie Boys as a hardcore punk band back in 1979 before adopting a hip-hop style a couple of years later. They quickly earned fans and became the first hip-hop act to top the Billboard charts with their 1986 album License to Ill.
Beyond his work with the Beasties, Yauch pursued a career in film, directing the acclaimed basketball documentary Gunnin' for That Number-One Spot and operating the distribution company Oscilloscope Films.
Yauch did not appear with The Beastie Boys when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month. He is survived by wife Dechen and his daughter, Tenzin Losel Yauch.