American musician and film directorDied when: 47 years 273 days (572 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Adam Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced ;August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012), better known under the stage name MCA, was an American rapper, bass player, filmmaker and a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys.
Yauch founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City.As a Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert.
He died in 2012 from parotid cancer.