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  • Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dies at 47

    JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment Writer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced rapper who made the Beastie Boys one of the seminal groups in hip-hop, has died. He was 47. AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file The Beastie Boys, from left, Adam Horovitz, known as Adrock, Michael Diamond, known as Mike D and Adam Yauch, known as MCA, arrive at the premiere of their new film "Awesome; I ... Shot That!" in New York. Yauch, also known as MCA, died Friday morning in New York after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, his representatives confirmed Friday. He had been d...