TMZ is reporting that one-third and co-founder of the Beastie Boys, rapper MCA, whose real name is Adam Yauch, has passed away at the age of 47.
In 2009, MCA announced he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node. He has since undergone surgery and radiation therapy.
So far, it’s not clear if the death is related to the rapper’s battle with cancer.
Our condolences to Yauch’s family and friends during this difficult time.