Breaking Entertainment News- Adam Yauch has died.  He had been fighting a cancerous gland and lymph node.  So far it's not known if his death is related to his battle with cancer.

TMZ.com reports

Russell Simmons' website GlobalGrind.com first reported the death. We have spoken to people independently connected to the rapper who also say he is dead.

Yauch co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, Mix Master Mike, and Ad Roc. The group has won multiple Grammys.

Yauch became a vegan at the recommendation of his Tibetan doctors.

Yauch is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 47.