Simmons: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dead at 47

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo, musician Adam Yauch attends a Cinema Society hosted screening of "Synecdoche New York" in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file) (AP)

May 4, 2012 11:13:38 AM PDT
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper who co-founded the seminal hip-hop group, has died at age 47.