Stars Who Lost Their Battle With Cancer

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Adam Yauch

Better known as MCA of the groundbreaking hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch was also a tireless advocate for human rights, having been involved deeply in the Tibetan independence movement. He also wore the hat of filmmaker, producing many independent films through his New York City-based production company. Yauch died at age 47 on May 4, 2012, after a three-year fight with throat. (Photo: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

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