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Adam Yauch: 1964-2012
A look back at the career of the Beastie Boys rapper, rocker, director and activist.
Caught on film
The Beastie Boys, from left, Adam Horowitz, also known as Ad-Rock, Mike Diamond, also known as Mike D, and Adam Yauch, also known as MCA, are photographed during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006. The Beastie Boys' documentary film "Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That," is screening at the Festival. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)— Carolyn Kaster / AP
Back in Park City
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Musicians/directors Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys of the film "Awesome: I F*ckin' Shot That!" poses for a portrait at the Getty Images Portrait Studio during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2006 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)— Mark Mainz / Getty Images North America
Stylin' and profilin'
NEW YORK - JUNE 5: (L-R) Musicians Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys arrive at the 11th Annual Webby Awards at Chipriani Wall Street June 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adam Horovitz;Mike Diamond;Adam Yauch— Bryan Bedder / Getty Images North America
LONDON - JULY 7: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys performs on stage during the Live Earth London concert at Wembley Stadium July 7, 2007 in London, England. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07, bringing together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adam Yauch— Dave M. Benett / Getty Images Europe
Rhyme and reason
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Musician Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys aka MCA attends the premiere of "The Social Network" during the 48th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 24, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adam Yauch— Neilson Barnard / Getty Images North America