Beastie Boy MCA Dead at 47

In tragic news today, it’s been confirmed by multiple sources that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member of the Beastie Boys MCA has died. MCA (real name Adam Yauch) had been treated for a cancerous pituitary gland and lymph node in recent years. No word yet on whether that condition was a contributing factor in his death. Russel Simmons made the announcement and it has been confirmed by other sources by TMZ.COM. Yauch is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 47.

We will post more details as they come in this afternoon.