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Adam Yauch's Will Prohibits Use of His Music in Ads

Beastie Boy left $6.4 million estate to his wife

August 9, 2012 4:40 PM ET
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The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch prohibited the use of his music and "artistic property" for advertising purposes after his death, according to his will, which was filed on Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate court. 

"Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes," reads a copy of the will obtained by Rolling Stone.  The phrase "or any music or any artistic property created by me" was added in handwriting.

The will also names Yauch's wife, Dechen, as the executor of his estate and leaves his $6.4 million to Dechen and their daughter, Tenzin Losel.

Yauch died on May 4th of cancer. He was 47.

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