Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys dead at 47!/AntDeRosa/status/198456399137742848

TMZ and Rolling Stone confirm that Beastie Boys co-founder Adam “MCA” Yauch has passed away at 47 after a three-year battle with cancer.

We're told Beastie Boys Adam Yauch MCA is dead..spoke with people connected with him and Russell Simmons posted as well

— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) May 4, 2012

The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is dead at 47, Rolling Stone has confirmed:

— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 4, 2012

Fans and friends remembered Yauch fondly on Twitter:!/Cameron_Gray/status/198461499457548288

RIP Adam Yauch. For a lot of people the Beasties WERE their youth.

— Andrew Harrison (@Nndroid) May 4, 2012

A very sad day indeed. Adam Yauch RIP.

— FRED DURST (@freddurst) May 4, 2012

TERRIBLE NEWS: MCA of the Beastie Boys has died at 47. Another very sad day in Hip Hop. #MCARIP

— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 4, 2012

We're very saddened by the passing of Adam Yauch. RIP MCA. You'll be missed.

— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) May 4, 2012

R.I.P. Adam Yauch. Was all about the Beastie Boys on cassette on the Boom box down at the Jersey shore. True artist.

— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) May 4, 2012

R.I.P Adam MCA. Beastie Boys remain untouchable

— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) May 4, 2012

Rest in Peace Adam Yauch. Our condolences to your friends and family:

— Duran Duran (@duranduran) May 4, 2012

Sad to hear of the passing of Adam from The Beastie Boys, they're prominent on my "gettin' ready for a show" playlist. Rest in peace.

— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) May 4, 2012

Ugh! Sad to hear. Respect. RT @brandonstosuy RT @pitchforkmedia R.I.P. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys

— Sasha Grey (@SashaGrey) May 4, 2012

R I P Adam… I'm devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch's family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!

— Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) May 4, 2012

Beastie Boys made good music available to small town kids everywhere. And continued to make magic. #RIPMCA

— Brea Grant (@breagrant) May 4, 2012

Awful news that MCA – Adam Yauch has died. So sad! RIP

— Tom Fletcher (@tommcfly) May 4, 2012

Deeply saddened to learn our dear friend Adam Yauch has passed away. He will be missed.

— Criterion Collection (@Criterion) May 4, 2012

sad to hear that Adam Yauch (MCA) from the Beastie Boys has died. They always put a spring in my step and a smile on my face.

— Jamie Stogden (@JamieStogden) May 4, 2012

I liked the Beastie Boys. Damn cancer for making them less beastie.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 4, 2012

Sad! MCA (Adam Yauch) has died of cancer. No Sleep 'till Brooklyn was a childhood fave.

— Rebecca Kiessling (@becs09) May 4, 2012

In Memory of Adam, here is one of my favorite Beastie Boys Songs – Sabotage

— David Kaufer (@DavidKaufer) May 4, 2012

Love this song. So sad. RT @GaltsGirl: RIP MCA 🙁 Paul Revere: via @youtube

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) May 4, 2012

All Day @pandora_radio Beastie Boys radio – RIP Adam MCA Yauch – His name is M.C.A., I said, "Howdy" he said, "Hi"

— Chris Chiampas (@ChrisChamp) May 4, 2012

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