Adam Yauch (MCA), one of the founding members of the iconic hip-hop group - Beastie Boys, has passed away today.
Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam, broke the news on his website earlier today.
Simmons wrote that "Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us".
It is no secret that Adam was having his health issues as he was treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node and underwent surgery and radiation therapy. Also, he missed the group's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to focus on his recovery.
Nonetheless, the news comes as a great shock and he will be sorely missed
Yauch leaves behind his wife - Dechen and daughter - Losel
Thanks for the memories Adam...