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This is the first guy I ever had a crush on.... RIP Adam.
Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA of the Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys's Adam Yauch, age 47, passed away after a long battle with cancer. In 2009, doctors discovered a tumor on Yauch's salivary gland, and he has been undergoing treatment ever since. Yauch was a practicing Buddhist, an activist for Tibetan freedom, and a film buff. He founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, which distributed Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and this year's We Need to Talk About Kevin. He will be missed by one billion…
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