In Memoriam: Biggest Celebrity Deaths of 2012
Adam "MCA" Yauch
Also known as “MCA,” Yauch was a platinum-selling rapper and bass player for the hip-hop group Beastie Boys. As pioneers of their genre, the group broke records with their initial record, License to Ill, which was the first rap album to hit No.1 on the Billboard Charts. On May 4th, Yauch succumbed to a 3-year-battle with cancer at the age of 47. He will be remembered for early hip-hop hits like “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)”.