An incredible talent has left the world way, way, way too soon. Adam Yauch, founding member of the legendary hip hop trio Beastie Boys and co-founder of Oscilloscope, has died at the age of 47. In 2009, Yauch was diagnosed and treated for cancer of the parotid gland. Not only was Yauch part of one of the most influential groups in music history, but he also co-founded Oscilloscope Laboratories. The film label of Oscilloscope has released such quality films as Exit Through the Gift Shop, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Dear Zachary. Our thoughts are with Yauch’s friends and family. The world is truly a lesser place without him.