According to TMZ.com
, Adam Yauch (MCA) from the Beastie Boys has died. In 2009, MCA announced he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node. He has since undergone surgery and radiation therapy.MCA co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, and Ad Rock. The group has won multiple Grammys and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. MCA became a vegan at the recommendation of his Tibetan doctors. Yauch is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 47.