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Beastie Boys rapper MCA dies

Beastie Boys rapper MCA, real name Adam Yauch, has died. He was 47. He had been treated for cancer but it is not clear if it is related to his death.

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Adam Yeuch was one of original founders of Beastie Boys

Adam Yeuch performing during MTV2's "2$Bill" concert in Las Vegas, June 2004 Credit: REUTERS/Ethan Miller EM

Beastie Boys member Adam Yeuch - also known as MCA - has died following a struggle against cancer.

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

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