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May 4, 2012 in Features
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Beastie Boys members Adam Yauch “MCA,” right, Adam Horovitz “Adrock,” center, and Mike Diamond “Mike D,” reflected in a mirror, pose for a photograph in 2006 during an interview in Toronto. Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper who co-founded the seminal hip-hop group, has died at age 47. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. Yauch, who’s also known as MCA, was diagnosed with a cancerous parotid gland in 2009.