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Beastie Boy Discusses McA's Death For First Time

23 May 2012 9:41 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

For the first time since Adam Yauch, McA of the Beastie Boys, passed away, a member of the group has spoken out about his untimely death.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Adam Horovitz (a.k.a. Ad-Rock) said that he still gets emotional when thinking about his lost friend.

"My wife is like, 'I want to make sure you're getting it out,'" Horovitz told David Fricke in the magazine. "But then I'm walking the dog and I'll start crying on the street. It's pretty f--king crazy."

Yauch died on May 4 after a three-year battle with cancer.

"It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam 'McA' Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City »

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McA's First Line In Every Beastie Boys Song, College Humor's Tribute (Watch)

9 May 2012 9:19 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

College Humor's tribute to McA is a must-see for any big Beastie Boys fan.

Adam Yauch's death was confirmed last week with a statement posted on the group's website.

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "McA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old. »

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Adam Yauch Tributes As ‘McA’ of the Beastie Boys Passes Away

5 May 2012 1:15 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Adam Yauch, better known as McA from the Beastie Boys, has succumbed to the cancer he’s been fighting since 2009. He died yesterday, aged 47.

Earlier yesterday the Beastie Boys released this official statement:

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘McA’ Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer.”

Yauch had salivary gland cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, “Salivary gland cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the salivary glands.” Sadly, as his voice was his greatest instrument, it kept Yauch from performing in his final days.

Yauch is best known for his ground-breaking music, but he was also a talented filmmaker. »

- Aeryk Pierson

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Beastie Boys Issue Official Statement On Adam Yauch’s Death

4 May 2012 8:05 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch died today after his long battle with cancer at the age of 47. The Beastie Boys have issued a statement on their official site concerning their bandmate’s death for the fans, and now, many outlets are now posting the official statement for all of the public to see. Take a look at the full statement below: Adam Yauch | 1964-2012 It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “McA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in  [ Read More ] »

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Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch remembered: Our favorite songs

4 May 2012 4:18 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

In the wake of the tragic passing of Beastie Boys Adam Yauch, we at Zap2it.com thought it only seemed appropriate to pass along some of our favorite memories of the Beastie Boys through the years.  Feel free to share your own in the comments below.

"Hold It Now, Hit It" wasn't the band's biggest hit, but the 1986 single from their first album -- and its video -- captures McA (Adam Yauch), Mike D (Michael Diamond) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and their silly best before they got hip to slick video producers and grew up. The raw talent is there, even if it is hidden by a few layers of goofiness. And, hey, they're having fun and we're all for that. I love it because the Beastie Boys were my first concert. It was 1987 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md., and because of our proximity to Washington, D. »

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The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Passes Away at Age 47

4 May 2012 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Yauch, who was best known as The Beastie Boys rapper McA, passed away earlier today at the age of 47, after a three-year battle with cancer. Here is part of the statement released by his publicist today.

"It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "McA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old."

In the early 1980s, Adam Yauch formed The Beastie Boys with Mike D (a.k.a. Michael Diamond) and Adam Horovitz (a.k.a. Adrock), one of the most influential rap groups in music history. The group sold over 40 million records worldwide, and their debut LP, "License to Ill," was »

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Adam Yauch dead: Beastie Boys release official obituary and statement

4 May 2012 1:40 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

By now, we've all heard the tragic news of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's untimely death. Initially, the Beastie Boys' camp had no comment on the situation, but as news has spread, the band has released a heartfelt statement and obituary via their official website. You can read the statement in its entirety below.

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "McA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys. »

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Radios 66.6 Special Report: Rip Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys

4 May 2012 12:03 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Adam Yauch, better known as McA of the Beastie Boys, passed away today at the age of 47. The exact cause of death is unclear at the moment, but the rapper had been battling cancer since 2009.

A Brooklyn, NY native, Yauch taught himself how to play bass in high school before forming Beastie Boys in 1979. The band started as a hardcore punk group until they began experimenting with hip hop. Their 1986 debut, Licensed to Ill, cemented them as a critical and commercial success and became the first hip hop album to top the Billboard 200.

With bandmates Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Adrock" Horovitz, Beastie Boys went on to sell tens of millions of albums worldwide. Among the group's many accolades are four #1 albums, three Grammy awards and the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.

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Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (McA) Dead At 47

4 May 2012 11:35 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Adam Yauch - aka McA from the groundbreaking hip-hop group the Beastie Boys - has died.

He was 47.

A rep for the musician confirmed the news to Access Hollywood on Friday.

"It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "McA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer," a statement released by the rep ...

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

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- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Adam Yauch: Entertainment Industry Mourns Death of Beastie Boys' McA

4 May 2012 11:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Reports spread quickly on Friday that Beastie Boys member and music and movie producer, Adam Yauch, passed away at 47. Photos: Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch's Life and Career in Pictures His partners at production company, Oscilloscope, confirmed the news: "It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam 'McA' Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer.

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Beastie Boys Rapper Adam Yauch Dies at 47

4 May 2012 10:58 AM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Getty Images Filmmaker and recording artist Adam Yauch on May 2, 2008 in New York City. He died May 4, 2012 after battling cancer.

Adam Yauch, the gruff-voiced rapper best known as McA of the Beastie Boys, died this morning in New York. He was 47. The Brooklyn born musician had been battling cancer for three years. He was absent last month when his fellow Beastie Boys, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond, accepted the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. »

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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Dies at 47

4 May 2012 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Adam Yauch, a founding member of the hip-hop group Beastie Boys, died Friday in New York after a nearly three-year battle with cancer. He was 47. Known by his stage name McA, Yauch was inducted just last month into the Rock and Hall of Fame but was too ill to join bandmates Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz at the ceremony. Among a flood of music stars sending their tributes was Justin Timberlake, who Tweeted: "Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch's passing. A true pioneer of art." Reverend Run from Run-d.M.C. added, "I'm devastated. Praying »

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Beastie Boys' Adam 'McA' Yauch dead at 47

4 May 2012 10:20 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch -- aka McA -- has died today at the age of 47, according to reports. Update 2:30 p.m. Est: A spokesman for the Beastie Boys has officially confirmed Yauch's passing. "It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "McA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old." A complete obituary released by »

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Stars React To The Death Of Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch aka McA

4 May 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The Twitterverse was abuzz with the news of the death of Beastie Boys band member Adam Yauch aka McA.A formal announcement was made by his publicist on this website."It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “McA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old," an excerpt reads.He is survived by a wife and daughter.See what Adam's friends and fans had to say about his passing:Russell Simmons @UncleRUSHAdam was incredibly sweet and most sensitive artist who I loved dearly and was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.Rev Run ‏ @RevRunWisdomR I P Adam. »

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