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Posted: 5/4/2012 3:05:42 PM



Under the alias MCA, he joined the group co-founded by Mike D and Ad Roc in 1981. They went on to sell more than 40 million albums worldwide.

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Posted: 5/4/2012 3:06:12 PM
Tributes have already been paid to the star on Twitter, with the likes of De La Soul, Ice T, Joe Satriani and Common passing on their condolences.
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Posted: 5/4/2012 3:08:50 PM
Beastie Boys - "Ch-Check It Out"
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"Make Some Noise"
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Born     August 5, 1964
Brooklyn, New York


Died     May 4, 2012 (aged 47)




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Posted: 5/5/2012 4:40:36 AM
Hey Ladies... get funky...
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Rapper Biz Markie, who collaborated with the Beastie Boys on their Ill Communication album, wrote: "My brother, you are truly going to be missed. My heart is heavy."
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Fellow New Yorker Moby added: "I'm very, very sad to hear of Adam Yauch's passing. He was a wonderful, generous, remarkable, and inspiring man and friend."
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Justin Timberlake said he was "crushed" by the news, while Nirvana's bassist Krist Novoselic thanked Yauch for his "Sabotage bass riff and many other great grooves".
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In a nod to the scope of the group's fame, New York Senator Chuck Schumer also tweeted his condolences: "Born and Bred in Brooklyn, U.S.A., they call him Adam Yauch, but he's M.C.A. RIP Adam."
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Posted: 5/5/2012 5:30:27 AM
The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, but Yauch was not able to attend. On the night, The Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their performance to Yauch.

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Posted: 5/6/2012 12:38:36 AM

First celebrity death that really bummed me out. The B boys were the soundtrack to my teen years.

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