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Fri May 4, 2012, 01:06 PM

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch has died, TMZ reports...

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.

Russell Simmons' website GlobalGrind.com first reported the death. We have spoken to people independently connected to the rapper who also say he is dead.

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 Tibetan doctors.

Yauch is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 47.


http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/04/beastie-boys-adam-yauch-dead/

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Reply Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch has died, TMZ reports... (Original post)
cynatnite May 2012 OP
Poll_Blind May 2012 #1
Capt. Obvious May 2012 #2
etherealtruth May 2012 #3
SidDithers May 2012 #4
ileus May 2012 #5
uponit7771 May 2012 #6
TBF May 2012 #7
Poll_Blind May 2012 #10
Initech May 2012 #8
WilliamPitt May 2012 #9
trumad May 2012 #11
Tommy_Carcetti May 2012 #12
SidDithers May 2012 #13
Johonny May 2012 #17
Romulox May 2012 #14
DefenseLawyer May 2012 #15
joeybee12 May 2012 #16
raouldukelives May 2012 #18
Lilyeye May 2012 #19
Brickbat May 2012 #20
Zorra May 2012 #21

Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:06 PM

1. What the fuck- Beastie Boys can't be dyin'



PB

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:08 PM

2. NOOOO

I will drink some brass monkey in his honor

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:09 PM

3. Oh no

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:09 PM

4. Shit...

So sad.

And makes me feel really old all of a sudden.

Sid

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:11 PM

5. Saddest day of the year.

I now have BB playing on my work PC....RIP old friend.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:11 PM

6. dayum

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:15 PM

7. Very sad news -

it's all over the press now. Condolences to his family - especially wife and daughter. Safe passage Adam.

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Response to TBF (Reply #7)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:16 PM

10. Indeed, I just saw the news on Rolling Stone's site. Terrible news. RIP Adam. nt

PB

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:15 PM

8. Noooo!!! I love the Beastie Boys. RIP.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:15 PM

9. Rolling Stone reporting

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504



Yauch and Levon Helm have absolutely nothing in common musically, but the two have been the bookends of my musical experience for 25 years.

People need to stop fucking dying on me, people. OK, people?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #9)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:19 PM

11. I'm starting to look at Death as a chance to sleep in

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:19 PM

12. Didn't know he was sick.

Too young. What a shame.

He had some catchy songs that I came to appreciate more in retrospect than when they were first released.

Second shocking celebrity death this week (Junior Seau being the other).

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:21 PM

13. Loved the revisited Fight for your Right vid they did last year...



Note: 29 minutes long. Settle in and enjoy.

Edit: Oh, bad language alert.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #13)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:51 PM

17. +1

totally sad news. I hope the play the hall of fame, there a lot people that would probably love to help them out.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:26 PM

14. RIP MCA

M.C. for what I AM and do
the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true
so as pray and hope and the message is sent
and I AM living in the dreams that I have dreamt
because I'm down with the three the unstoppable three
me and Adam and D. were born to M.C.
and my body and soul and mind are pure
not polluted or diluted or damaged beyond cure
just lyrics from I to you recited
arrested, bailed but cuffed and indicted
enter the arena as I take center stage
the lights set low and the night has come of age
take the microphone in hand as that I am a professional
speak my knowledge to the crowd and the ed. is special
for I AM a bard but not the last one
I'm my own king and this is my castle
dwell in realms of now but vidi those of the past
seen a glimpse from ahead and I don't think it's gonna last


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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:45 PM

15. RIP

Like Levon Helm, another good friend I never met.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:47 PM

16. Way too young...RIP

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:55 PM

18. Ah man. What a horrible shock to see this.

He was my favorite BB and will be sorely missed. RIP Adam.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:59 PM

19. RIP

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 02:04 PM

20. Fuck cancer.

RIP MCA.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 02:59 PM

21. I have a little Adam story.

Somewhere around 15 years ago, my band was the house band for awhile at a legendary club at the base of a famous snowboarding mountain up in Washington St. Adam was a snowboarder, and was at one of our shows. He came up to me during a break between sets, and asked if he could use our bass player's bass and play some until we returned from break. I said, sure, and our bass player said it was ok, and we were all delighted to have a Beastie Boy jam on our stage during our break. Then he got up on stage with someone I didn't know, and I allowed this person to use my guitar.

Unfortunately, they were shit faced drunk out of their minds, and proceeded to play an astounding cacophony of sounds far removed from anything that might be recognized as music by other human beings. This went on for maybe 15 minutes in front of a pretty drunk but gracious crowd, and past the time when it was time for us to start our next set.

Finally the club owner, a crusty local business woman I'd known for several years, gets up from her bar stool and comes over to me, her trademark long brown More cigarette dangling from her lips, and looks me in the eyes and says, "Honey...that's your stage. and you need to get them off of it right fucking now".

It took me several attempts to get them to stumble off the stage, but I finally succeeded, much to their drunken displeasure.

Anyway, I had the unforgettable dubious honor of throwing a Beastie Boy off my stage.

Bon voyage, Adam. Sorry about that.

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