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May 4, 2012

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Loses Battle With Cancer

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Famed hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys are mourning the loss of their brother-in-rhyme Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died May 4 as a result of his battle with cancer at age 47. Fours years ago on July 20, 2009, Yauch announced he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his parotid gland. As a result of the disease, the Beastie Boys had postponed all tour dates and pushed back the release of their eighth studio album, originally titled Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1, which was later released and titled Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.

 

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