Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D Release Statements Following Adam Yauch's Death

Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D Release Statements Following Adam Yauch's Death
Following the tragic death of Adam "MCA" Yauch on Friday (May 4), tributes soon began pouring in from all corners of the music world. Now, Yauch's fellow Beastie Boys have commented on the passing of their colleague, who died following a three-year battle with cancer.

In a blog post on the band's website, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) wrote, "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."

As for Michael Diamond (aka Mike D), he wrote on Facebook, "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."

The photo in question is a notification of MCA's death that was posted on the scoreboard at Madison Square Garden. See it above.

For more about MCA and the Beastie Boys, be sure to read our 2004 Timeline about the band.