Adam "MCA" Yauch R.I.P.

Heute verstarb Adam Nathaniel Yauch im Alter von nur 47 Jahren, er hinterlässt Frau und Tochter. Zusammen mit den Beasties schrieb er Musikgeschichte, als Regisseur schuf er die fantastischen Low-Fi-Clips zu "Intergalactic" und "Fight for your Right (Revisited)" und seine Firma Oscilloscope Laboratories produzierte unter anderem Banksys "Exit thru the Gift Shop", außerdem war er politischer Aktivist, Gründer des Free Tibet Music Festival und zuletzt aktiv am Occupy Movement in New York beteiligt. Fuck.

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "MCA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.

Beastie Boys.com, Rolling Stone: Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47, Dangerous Minds: The Beastie Boys when they actually *were* boys (and a girl) on cable access TV, 1984

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