Friday, 4 May 2012

NEWS: Tributes pour in for Beastie Boys Adam Yauch


A host of musicians have paid tribute to Adam Yauch, one third of the influential rap group the Beastie Boys, who has passed away at the age of 47.

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.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day took to Twitter to remember his friendship with Yauch, writing: 


Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine also paid tribute:


As did Red Hot Chili Peppers’s bassist Flea:


Justin Timberlake wrote:


Weezer said that Yauch was an 'inspiration': 


Rapper Common wrote:


And Blink-182’s Travis Barker said the news 'bums me out':


Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic remembered Yauch not just for his music, but his social activism: 


Slash called Yauch 'fucking awesome':


While rapper MC Hammer paid a simpler tribute:


Tributes also came pouring in from outside the world of music too, with actor Ben Stiller heralding Yauch's 'integrity':


Talk show host Jimmy Fallon also praised Yauch's talent as a director:


Even the Occupy Wall Street movement offered their respects: 

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