Adam Yauch 1964-2012: Beastie Boys star's life in pictures
Known by his rap name MCA, the musician was a member of one of the most pioneering hip-hop groups of all time, which he co-founded in 1979.
With the band selling over 40 million albums, Yauch achieved recognition for directing many of their music videos as well as concert movie Awesome; I F**kin' Shot That.
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Photo gallery - Adam Yauch's life and career in pictures:
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