RIP Adam “MCA” Yauch

Live Earth London - Show
Live Earth London - Show
LONDON - JULY 07: The Beastie Boys perform on stage during the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium on July 7, 2007 in London, England. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts involving over a 100 music artists and 2 billion people aimed at raising awareness of global climate change. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile 2007 - Show - Day 1
Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile 2007 - Show - Day 1
BALTIMORE - AUGUST 04: Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) of the Beastie Boys performs onstage at the Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile 2007 at Pimlico Race Course on August 4, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for Virgin Mobile USA)
Adam Yauch (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Premiere Of "Gunnin For That #1 Spot" At The 2008 TFF
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Director Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys attends the premiere of "Gunnin For That #1 Spot" during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, 2008 in New York City.
Adam Yauch (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
Adam Yauch Speaks At The Apple Store
Adam Yauch Speaks At The Apple Store
NEW YORK - MAY 02: Filmmaker and recording artist Adam Yauch speaks onstage at the Apple Soho store on May 2, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Adam Yauch Speaks At The Apple Store
Adam Yauch Speaks At The Apple Store
NEW YORK - MAY 02: Filmmaker and recording artist Adam Yauch speaks onstage at the Apple Soho store on May 2, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
HBO Films Presents The Premiere Of "Grey Gardens" - After Party
HBO Films Presents The Premiere Of "Grey Gardens" - After Party
NEW YORK - APRIL 14: Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Executive Producer Rachael Horovitz, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Adam "MCA" Yauch of The Beastie Boys attend the after party for HBO Films "Grey Gardens"at the Pierre on April 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
HBO Documentary Films Presents The Premiere Of "BURMA VJ"
HBO Documentary Films Presents The Premiere Of "BURMA VJ"
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch attends a screening of "BURMA VJ" at the HBO Theater on May 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)
The National Board Of Review Of Motion Pictures Awards Gala - Arrivals
The National Board Of Review Of Motion Pictures Awards Gala - Arrivals
NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Actor Woody Harrelson and musician Adam Yauch attend the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 05: (L-R) Screenwriter Alessandro Camon, musician/producer Adam Yauch, writer-director Oren Moverman and producer Lawrence Inglee arrive at the 25th Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Nokia Event Deck at L.A. Live on March 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: Musician/ producer Adam Yauch arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
48th New York Film Festival - "The Social Network" - Arrivals
48th New York Film Festival - "The Social Network" - Arrivals
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Adam Yauch attends the premiere of "The Social Network" during the 48th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 24, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Tibetan Freedom Concert 1999
Tibetan Freedom Concert 1999
L-R Deyden Tethong of Milarepa Fund and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys during a press conference at Tibetan Freedom Concert in Wisconsin on June 13, 1999 (Photo Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)
1999 MTV Video Music Awards
1999 MTV Video Music Awards
The Beastie Boys accepting their award for Best Hip Hop Video during the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards held at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in New York City on September 9, 1999. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)
KROQ Weenie Roast 2004
KROQ Weenie Roast 2004
IRVINE, CA - JUNE 12: The Beastie Boys (L-R) Adam Yauch, Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz perform at the Kroq Weenie Roast 2004 concert held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on June 12, 2004 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Beastie Boys On MTV's "Live To The 5 Boroughs"
Beastie Boys On MTV's "Live To The 5 Boroughs"
NEW YORK - JUNE 15: (U.S. TABS OUT) (L-R) Rappers Adam Horovitz "AdRock", Michael Diamond "Mike D" and Adam Yauch "MCA" of the Beastie Boys appear on a live taping of MTV's "Live to the 5 Boroughs" in support of their new CD "To The 5 Boroughs" at the MTV Times Square Studio in New York City. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
2004 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
2004 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
MIAMI - AUGUST 29: The Beastie Boys arrive at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena August 29, 2004 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
2004 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America - Arrivals
2004 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America - Arrivals
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 21: The Beastie Boys arrive at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America at the Jackie Gleason Theater October 21, 2004 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Adam Yauch, lead singer of the "Beastie Boys" band
Adam Yauch, lead singer of the "Beastie Boys" band
WASHINGTON, : Adam Yauch, lead singer of the "Beastie Boys" band speaks at a press conference 13 June prior to the Tibet Freedom concert at Robert F. Kennedy stadium in Washington, DC. This is the third year of the concert which took in over one million dollars to aid Tibet. AFP Photo/Stephen Jaffe (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
MTV Europe Music Awards 2004 - Backstage
MTV Europe Music Awards 2004 - Backstage
ROME - NOVEMBER 18: (U.S. TABS OUT) (L-R) Adam "MCA" Yauch, Mike Diamond, and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz of The Beastie Boys pose backstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2004 at Tor di Valle November 18, 2004 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Jam Master Jay Foundation & The 35th Anniversary Addidas Superstar
Jam Master Jay Foundation & The 35th Anniversary Addidas Superstar
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: Adam Horowitz and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys attend the 35th anniversary of the Addidas superstar sneaker honoring the life of Jam Master Jay at Skylight Studios on February 25, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
(L-R) Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Michael Schwartz (credit: Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Premiere of "Awesome..." 2006 Sundance
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: The Beastie Boys (L-R) Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Michael Schwartz arrive to the premiere of the film "Awesome..." during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival January 21, 2006 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
(L-R) Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Michael Schwartz (credit: Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
"Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" - Party
"Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" - Party
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: The Beastie Boys (L-R) Mike Diamond, Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz attend the party for festival film "Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" at the Volkswagen Main Street Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2006 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
"Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" Sundance Portrait Session
"Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" Sundance Portrait Session
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Musicians/directors Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys of the film "Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" poses for a portrait at the Getty Images Portrait Studio during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2006 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Think Film's Premiere Of "Awesome; I F*ckin Shot That!" - Arrivals
Think Film's Premiere Of "Awesome; I F*ckin Shot That!" - Arrivals
NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (L-R) Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz, and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys arrive to Think Film's premiere of "Awesome; I F*ckin Shot That!" at the Loew's 34th Theater on March 28, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Think Film's Premiere Of "Awesome; I F*ckin Shot That!" - After Party
Think Film's Premiere Of "Awesome; I F*ckin Shot That!" - After Party
NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (L-R) Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch and Mike Diamond of the the Beastie Boy arrive at the Think Film's New York Premiere of "Awesome; I F*}ckin Shot That!" after party at HOME on March 28, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Beastie Boys Appear Live on MuchMusic
Beastie Boys Appear Live on MuchMusic
TORONTO, ON - JULY 26: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys appears live on Canadian music television to promote their new concert film July 26, 2006, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Donald Weber/Getty Images)
Beastie Boys Appear Live on MuchMusic
Beastie Boys Appear Live on MuchMusic
TORONTO, ON - JULY 26: Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys appear live on Canadian music television to promote their new concert film July 26, 2006, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Donald Weber/Getty Images)
VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Arrivals
VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Arrivals
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: (L to R) Rappers Mixmaster Mike, Mike Diamond, Da Brat, Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys attend the VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom October 7, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The 11th Annual Webby Awards
The 11th Annual Webby Awards
NEW YORK - JUNE 5: (L-R) Musicians Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys arrive at the 11th Annual Webby Awards at Chipriani Wall Street June 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The 11th Annual Webby Awards
The 11th Annual Webby Awards
NEW YORK - JUNE 5: (L-R) Musicians Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys arrive at the 11th Annual Webby Awards at Chipriani Wall Street June 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The 11th Annual Webby Awards
The 11th Annual Webby Awards
NEW YORK - JUNE 05: Musicians Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch of the Beasty Boys speak onstage while receiving the Webby Artist of the Year at the 11th Annual Webby Awards at Chipriani Wall Street on June 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Live Earth London - Show
Live Earth London - Show
LONDON - JULY 07: Adam Yauch of American hip-hop group Beastie Boys performs on stage during the Live Earth concert held at Wembley Stadium on July 7, 2007 in London. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07, bringing together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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