This is terrible news for hip-hop. Both GlobalGrind and TMZ have confirmed that the Beastie Boys’ MCA (Adam Yauch August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) has passed away at age 47. Previously, MCA had been battling cancer and undergone surgery, and radiation treatment.

Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen Wangdu and their daughter Tenzin Losel.

Details remain scarce right now but stay tuned for more details on this heart-breaking story.

Audio: Mister Cee Beastie Boys Tribute Mix (5-4-12)


UPDATE: Mister Cee sent this Beastie Boys tribute mix over. Originally Mister Cee did this mix for the Beastie Boys’ upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony airing next week.

Check some of our favorite Beastie Boys videos after the jump….

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