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In this May 12, 2009 file photo, musician Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys attends an event to honor artist Ross Bleckner's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations. Yauch, who was diagnosed with a cancerous parotid gland in 2009, died Friday at age 47.

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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dies at 47

Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced rapper who helped make the Beastie Boys one of the seminal groups in hip-hop, died Friday. He was 47.


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