The Brooklyn-born performer, who was known to fans as “MCA,” was diagnosed with cancer and treated for tumorous growths on his partoid gland and a lymph node in 2009. He underwent surgery and radiation treatments, but passed away today. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
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