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Published: 2012/05/07

Beastie Boys Members Comment on MCA’s Passing

Mike D and Ad-Rock have commented about the passing of fellow Beastie Boy MCA. In a message, Mike D stated:

I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now. But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much. He really served as a great example for myself and so many of what determination, faith, focus, and humility coupled with a sense of humor can accomplish. The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam. BTW this photo sent to me by a friend, (thanks Saslow) is just one awesome example of how NYC is such a unique place that amidst it’s huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up it’s heart in so many ways and on on so many levels in times like these. And though it makes me cry sometimes, it has been really amazing and moving to see.

Ad-Rock also posted the following thought on the Beastie Boys’ official blog:

As you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him. thank you.

Many musicians across genre lines paid tribute to the Beastie Boys during the weekend. Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away on Friday at age 47 after a three-year battle with cancer.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Shock May 7, 2012, 12:03:30

I still can’t believe this is real, I keep thinking its just done sick joke

Brian May 7, 2012, 12:57:11

Happy to say that my first tape was Licensed to Ill. It is sad to see such a big part of my youth go so soon.

Will May 7, 2012, 14:38:02

I knew every word to Licensed to Ill when I was in middle school. As did everyone else. That was the best debut album I ever heard other than Space Wrangler.

Naomi May 7, 2012, 16:34:37

I love the Beastie Boys music so much, their beautiful spirit and all the fun and inspiration their art and expression gave me. Their music makes me dance my ass off, laugh and get crazy. I am really bummed about this recent news – and just wanted to express my love and appreciation for the way he does his thing. I love his voice, lyrics, everything – he’s beautiful. Much love to u guys.

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