Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Dead At 47

MCA

This is a truly sad day for music and anyone who grew up in the 1980s and ’90s.

I don’t care that the Beastie Boys weren’t metal. To be fair, their earliest work was very much rooted in hardcore, which is why I loved the Beasties. The band’s members have also supported bands like At the Drive-In and Bad Brains, and have long been talented musicians and jovial souls.

But yes, Adam Yauch — who was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 — is dead.

He died this morning and I had heard about it at around 11:30, but was unable to confirm it. I didn’t want to confirm it.

I am shook.

Metal or not, everyone I know did — at some point — worship the Beastie Boys. To know that MCA is gone makes this world a little sadder.

Adam Yauch, dead at 47. This is sad indeed.

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