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Thursday, February 23
Adam "MCA" Yauch has passed away after a battle with cancer. Yauch was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland. He sat out Beastie Boys induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April while undergoing treatment. He is survived by his wife and daughter. Adam Yauch was 47.
Here are a few videos from the Beasties' visits to Chicago, featuring both MCA's lyrical prowess and musical skills:
by Robyn NisiA/C
by Steve ProkopyA/C
by Nancy BishopMechanics
by Jeff SmithDrive Thru
by Brandy GonsoulinTransmission
by Sarah BrooksBook Club
by Emma TerhaarMechanics
by Phil HuckelberryA/C
by Nancy BishopA/C
by Steve Prokopy