It is a sad day for music fans around the world as MCA (aka Adam Yauch), founding member of The Beastie Boys, has passed away at the age of 47.
The Beastie Boys were a seminal rap group who also explored other genres including punk rock and jazz. They were well known for their longevity having spanned four decades as a group.
Beastie Boy Adam 'MCA' Yauch dies at 47
Adam Yauch, a founding member of the seminal rap group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47. Also known as MCA, Yauch had been undergoing treatment ... He also directed the 2006 Beastie Boys' concert film "Awesome: I F----- Shot That!"