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BEASTIE BOYS' MCA(Adam Yauch) Dead at 47
TMZ.com ^ | 5/4/12 | staff

Posted on 05/04/2012 10:10:08 AM PDT by GQuagmire

So far, it's not clear if the death is related to the rapper's battle with cancer.

Russell Simmons' website GlobalGrind.com first reported the death. We have spoken to people independently connected to the rapper who also say he is dead.

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 Tibetan doctors.

Yauch is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 47.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: adamyauch; beastieboys; cancer; obit; rip
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1 posted on 05/04/2012 10:10:12 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire
Yauch became a vegan at the recommendation of his Tibetan doctors.

Interesting tidbit to include.

2 posted on 05/04/2012 10:13:54 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: GQuagmire

One of the coolest white guys ever to walk the planet. Rest in peace, MCA, and say hey to Paul Revere for us.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 10:16:15 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it.)
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To: GQuagmire
Sad, sad news.

Another one of my generation and my youth is gone.

Rest in Peace, Adam. You guys were an important part of the soundtrack of my high school and college days.

4 posted on 05/04/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: rarestia

Maybe he ate a bad buttermilk biscuit with his posse on broadway.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 10:17:03 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: rarestia
Interesting tidbit to include.

The whole band had been involved with Tibetan causes for most of their career.

It was cancer. Cancer strikes many demographics; healthy, unhealthy, vegan, carnivore alike.

6 posted on 05/04/2012 10:19:26 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: rarestia

Steve Jobs was a vegan too. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I grill a steak.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 10:33:38 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: GQuagmire

That really sucks. I loved the Beastie Boys back in my more youthful days. I still queue up some of their songs on my iPod now and then.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 10:34:37 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Visit CTF.org)
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To: GQuagmire

Love the Beasties music

License to Ill and Paul’s boutique were masterpieces


9 posted on 05/04/2012 10:36:26 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Perdogg

FYI.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 10:37:08 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: GQuagmire

The Brooklyn-born musician known to fans as MCA was first treated for cancerous growths in his parotid gland and a lymph node in 2009 and subsequently underwent surgery and radiation therapy, which forced the delay of the Beastie Boys’ most recent album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. His illness has also kept the group off the road, and Yauch missed the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two weeks ago.

When Ad-Rock and Mike D accepted the Beastie Boys’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two weeks ago, they read a letter from Yauch thanking both his bandmates and the group’s fans: “I’d like to dedicate this to my brothers Adam and Mike,” he wrote. “They walked the globe with me. It’s also for anyone who has ever been touched by our band. This induction is as much ours as it is yours.”

Yauch is survived by his wife, Dechen Wengdu, and their daughter Losel.

http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/05/04/adam-yauch-beastie-boys-dead/


11 posted on 05/04/2012 10:39:22 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: GQuagmire
What a rebel! A thug and a Tibetan vegetarian! That'll stick it to "The Man!" (And yes, I know he wasn't Black.)

All the same, a death is always a tragedy. Shocked to hear this.

12 posted on 05/04/2012 10:42:53 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: kcvl

At least he went to rest with the Lord knowing that his band had been inducted into the RRHOF. That being said, he was an excellent lyricist and composer.


13 posted on 05/04/2012 10:45:21 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Drew68

I was speaking more toward relevance than participating in any sort of commentary. Perhaps the author was commenting?


14 posted on 05/04/2012 10:52:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: GQuagmire
♫ RIP MCA ♪
15 posted on 05/04/2012 10:55:21 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Beastie Boys in RRHOF. Deep Purple and Rush, not. I blame “bands” like the Beastie Boys and Nirvana for killing the Metal of the 80’s and 90’s.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Xenalyte

“Sabotage” is probably my all-time favorite music video.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 11:08:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: windcliff

Ping


18 posted on 05/04/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: massgopguy

Thank God someone killed the metal of the 80’s.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 11:17:18 AM PDT by SquarePants
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To: Zionist Conspirator
All the same, a death is always a tragedy. Shocked to hear this.

sometimes it's a relief. sometimes it's a non-event.

20 posted on 05/04/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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