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Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch dead at 48

+Rolling Stone reports that Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the +Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 48.

Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009.

He was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.

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Photo: Adam Yauch, 2004. (Chris Polk)


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