R.I.P. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys

05/04/2012 2:52 PM |

As you’ve no doubt seen by now, Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, presumably from causes related to his cancer diagnosis back in 2009. It’s a crushing loss for a million reasons—his contributions to music as a whole, his work in film, his humanitarian efforts, and of course the wife and daughter, not to mention bandmates he left behind. The mark he left on the world is substantial, and nowhere has it been felt more than right here in the city. For that, at least, we are fortunate.