Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead At 47
Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) was diagnosed in 2009 with a salivary gland tumor.
In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. Yauch was also directed many of the Beastie Boys’ music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Horblower. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.