Beastie Boys rapper MCA (Adam Yauch) has passed away at the age of 47, after a longtime battle with a cancerous parotid gland and lymph node. MCA co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, Mix Master Mike and Ad Roc.
Justin TimberlakeCrushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch's passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #RIPMCA
Rainn WilsonRIP Adam Yauch (MCA of the Beastie Boys). He was a super-genius, a visionary and, most importantly, a really good person.
Adam Yauch aka MCA.... You were a huge inspiration for us....thank you for all that you gave, R.I.P.
Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much.
beastie boys paved the way for so many who came after. #RIPMCA
we lost one of our greatest talents today. my prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Beastie Boys for life.
I'm very very sad to hear of adam yauch's passing. He was a wonderful, generous, remarkable, and inspiring man and friend.
Please join me in my twitter moment of silence for a hip hop great Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. Thank I 4 all u done bro
This news hits hard. The Beastie Boys are 1of the reasons I do music&MCA was the captain. Thanx for everythin MCA. Rest in Peace
wow- RIP Adam Yauch-
Beastie Boys were such a part of my soundtrack as a youth growing up... R.I.P MCA...
R.I.P. Adam Yauch Beastie Boys #RIPMCA