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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has passed. GlobalGrind has confirmed this very sad news.

ZHIPHOPCleveland.com: One of our heroes, Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, passed away this morning after a long bout with cancer.

Yauch co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, Mix Master Mike and Ad Roc. The group has won multiple Grammys.

Yauch became a vegan at the recommendation of his doctors and is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 47.

Our prayers go out to the family of Adam and the entire Beastie Boys crew.

The Beastie Boys were recently in Cleveland to celebrate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Adam was unable to attend due to being ill. The group made hip hop history for being the third hip hop act to be inducted. Check out the video below in memory of Adam and the Beastie Boys impact on hip hop.

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