Adam Yauch (“MCA”) of the Beastie Boys Dies

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 at 1:09 pm by

The “three bad brothers you know so well” are grieving.  TMZ is reporting that Adam “MCA” Yauch has lost his battle with cancer.  This earth-shattering news arrives just a few weeks after the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  We are speechless. Shed a tear.

Photo Credit: Phil Andelman

The 47-year-old Yauch was diagnosed with cancer back in 2009, and was “being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node.

The Beastie Boys have strong connections to the Lower East Side, including the cover of Paul’s Boutique on Ludlow Street and the early party palace at 59 Chrystie.

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