Ad-Rock aka Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys has spoken out in the wake of the death of his bandmate, Adam Yauch.
Posting on the Beastie Boys's blog, he thanked friends and family for their 'love and support'. Horovitz 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."
Mike D of the Beastie Boys has also spoken about the death of his bandmate.
Writing on the band's Facebook page, Mike Diamond said how much he missed his bandmate: "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 continued: "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."
Yauch, who was also known as MCA, was diagnosed with cancer of the preaortic gland and lymph node in July 2009 and had been fighting the disease ever since. He died at the age of 47.
Since his death on Friday (May 4), a host of musicians have paid tribute to Yauch, one third of the influential rap group. Even the Dalai Lama paid his respects to the musician, activist and director, with a spokesperson for the Tibetan Buddhist leader saying: "Adam had helped us raise awareness on the plight of the Tibetan people by organising various freedom Tibet concerts and he will be remembered by his holiness and the Tibetan people." Yauch was blessed by the Dalai Lama last year.