Kathy Bates Undergoes Double Mastectomy

Kathy Bates has battled cancer for the second time. The actress, 64, who opened up in March about surviving ovarian cancer nine years ago, was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy,” the Academy Award-winning actress reveals. “Luckily, I don’t have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception.”

Bates, who won a Best Actress Oscar in 1991 for Misery, remains upbeat is now looking ahead to the future.


“My doctors have assured me I’m going to be around for a long time,” she says. “I’m looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do.”

One of the exciting things on her calendar is the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 23. Bates is nominated for outstanding actress in a drama for (Harry’s Law) and outstanding guest actress in a comedy for (Two and a Half Men).

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Source: People

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Dies At 47

Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch has died at the age of 47, his publicist has confirmed to the BBC.

The musician, director and Tibet activist was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer in 2009. Yauch underwent surgery and radiation therapy but said in 2011 reports he was totally cancer-free were “exaggerated”.

Under the alias MCA, he formed part of the band that eventually became the Beastie Boys, selling 40 million albums worldwide with Mike D and Ad Roc. The Beastie Boys started out as a hardcore punk outfit called The Young Aborigines in 1979 but switched to hip hop in 1984. Two years later they launched their critically-acclaimed debut album Licensed To Ill, which spawned the hit singles (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) and No Sleep Till Brooklyn..


Yauch was the band’s filmographer, directing several of their videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower. He also directed the band’s concert movie Awesome… I Shot That, which stitched together footage from dozens of audience-members.

The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, but Yauch was not able to attend. On the night, The Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their performance to Yauch. He is survived by his wife, Dechen Wangdu, and their daughter, Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch.

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Source: BBC News

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