Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dies at 47

Beastie Boys rapper Adam and co-founder Yauh died on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 47.

Yauch one-third of the iconic rap group that debuted in 1979, injecting a punk-rock sound in hip-hop, which is dominated by black artists. The Group is one of the oldest musical instruments, continue to serve 25 years after the three friends in Manhattan, took the main stage.

As usual at this time of instant information, the news hit the social media, like lightning, with fans and other icons of the music of mourning his loss.

"Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist, which I loved," said Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons on his blog related to Tweet. "I've always been inspired by his work. He will be missed by us all."

Member of the 1980 icons Duran Duran released a brief statement through Twitter:

"Rest in peace Adam Yauh. Our condolences to the friends and family."

Yauh announced in 2009 that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the salivary glands. He underwent surgery and radiotherapy for cancer of the parotid gland and lymph nodes.

When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll April 14 this year, the group could not perform because Yauch was not good enough to join them on stage.

Horowitz, read a letter from Yauch to his fans at the ceremony:

"I would like to dedicate this my brothers, Adam and Mike," he said. "They went around the world with me. It is also for those who have never been touched by our group. This induction is as ours, as it is yours."

The group planned to release Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 in 2009 at the time of posting Yauch that he had cancer, but had to postpone this tour.

"It's a pain in the neck (sorry to say) because I'm really looking forward to playing these shows, but the doctors made it clear that this is not something that you can postpone dealing with later," Yauch said in a statement to the time.

In the end, the band released an album in 2011, but changed its name to Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2, according to Rolling Stone.

This album was followed by a long list of famous works from the mainstream of their first album, Licensed to III, in 1986. This was the first album of hip-hop to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

The album is powered by the wild popularity of Fight for Your Right, the signature song that helped start the Beastie Boys in glory.

Later in his career, Beastie Boys have become known for his work on the free movement of Tibet. Yauch allegedly became a vegan, on the recommendation of his doctors in Tibet.

Although, Beastie Boys did not live to 2009, the band remains relevant today.

"Somebody died today legally cool. Not a wasp joke, it's just sad. Rule Beastie Boys, now and forever," read the tweets of high school age, ventilator, @ Servbot42.

The group, which started as a punk-rock that made the transition to rap, made its mark as one of the most successful, most iconic, most well-known and most popular entertainment acts in history.

Yauch was left by his wife, Dechan Wanda, and daughter, Tenzin Losel Yauch, who is 14.

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