Death of Adam Yauch

August 5, 1964 - May 4, 2012
New York, New York | Age 47

Rapper from 'Beastie Boys' dies at 47
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JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just weeks ago, the New York trio was down a man.

Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz took the stage with a letter from their missing band mate: Adam "MCA" Yauch, who was too ill to attend. He was suffering from a cancerous salivary gland first diagnosed in 2009.

In the letter, which Horovitz read, Yauch dedicated the honor to his...

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