Skooter reporting 05/06/12
After a three-year battle with cancer, the founder of the, Adam Yauch, has died, He was 47. Yauch suffered a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node in 2009.
The passing of Yauch has been confirmed by the Silva Artist Management . At the Capitol Records Los Angeles offices, Beastie Boys label, Flags were lowered to half mast.
In 1979, Yauch together with Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz founded The Beastie Boys as a hardcore band. The band became one of the first rock bands to incorporate rap in their multi-platinum ‘Licensed to Ill’ in 1986.
He is survived by his wife Dechen Wangdu and 13-year-old daughter, Tenzin Losel Yauch.