MCA, whose real name was Adam Yauch, revealed he was undergoing cancer treatment for  parotid gland and a lymph node. Surgery and radiation were among some of the treatments he received.

It's been reported that it is  unclear if the cancer resulted in his death.

Yauch's death was initially reported by GlobalGrind.

Yauch was a founding member of the Beastie Boys back in 1979. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.