, one of the three members who make up The Beastie Boys
, has died
at the age of 47 after a battling cancer.
Yauch, MCA, formed The Beastie Boys
with friends Mike D and Ad-Roc, creating some of the most well known hits in music with their melding of rock and hip-hop.
Adam had been treated
for a cancerous paratid gland and lymph node, undergoing surgery and radiation. No word on if his death was related to the cancer.
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