Adam Yauch (MCA), one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys has died.
Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away this morning after a long fight with a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node.
Yauch co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, Mix Master Mike and Ad Roc. The group has won multiple Grammys.
Yauch became a vegan at the recommendation of his doctors and is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 47.