Adam Yauch: The Beastie Boys' MCA remembered
Adam Yauch, the co-founder of the seminal rap group the Beastie Boys, has died, according to reports. Fans and fellow musicians are grieving on Twitter.
- The Beastie Boys pay tribute to their friend and bandmate on their website:
Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, Rolling Stone reports. The 47-year-old co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz in 1979.
Under the name Nathaniel Hornblower, Yauch directed several of the Beastie Boys' music videos, including this one:
- The music biz says goodbye:
- — Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld)Fri, May 04 2012 10:35:29We're very saddened by the passing of Adam Yauch. RIP MCA. You'll be missed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdJ5e70Q8mw …om/watch?v=ZdJ5e70Q8mw
- — ICE T (@FINALLEVEL)Fri, May 04 2012 10:33:21TERRIBLE NEWS: MCA of the Beastie Boys has died at 47. http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/04/beastie-boys-adam-yauch-dead/ …012/05/04/beastie-boys-adam-yauch-deMCARIPother very sad day in Hip Hop. #MCARIP
- — Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros)Fri, May 04 2012 10:27:59RIP Adam Yauch. thanks for the amazing music,continual inspiration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sts5ZrKh8wA&feature=related …om/watch?v=Sts5ZrKh8wA&feature=related
- — THE GOONEEZ© (@THEGOONEEZ)Fri, May 04 2012 10:35:20The Beastie Boys we're the reason I believed we could make hip-hop music. When I saw them on MTV as a young boy, it changed my life. #RIPMCA
- — THE GOONEEZ© (@THEGOONEEZ)Fri, May 04 2012 10:37:39When you listen to a MCA verse, it's genius. His Lyrics, style, he always had his own vibe and no one sounded like him. Original. #RIPMCA
- Yauch was a friend (and hero) to many...
- — Joffrey Lupul (@JLupul)Fri, May 04 2012 11:39:01
- — KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith)Fri, May 04 2012 10:50:43RIP Adam Yauch. You made my teenage years more fun and your art made it easier for me to do what I do. For a Beastie, you sure were a beaut.
- — Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen)Fri, May 04 2012 11:33:44So sad that Adam Yauch is gone. A truly great musician & filmmaker. He stood for integrity as an artist. What a loss. He was a very good man
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