The music community is speaking out through social media about the passing of Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch in New York today.
Former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox has written the following piece to acknowledge the passing of Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys.
At Facebook she posted,
“So sad to hear the news that Adam Yauch has passed away… I had no idea that he’d been suffering from cancer for the last three years. It’s cruelly heartbreaking to know that such a vital spark had to undergo that kind of pain and suffering. I met Adam over a decade or so ago. He was a gentle soul, with a passion for Tibet and human rights., that possibly belied the sharper edge of his Beastie Boy persona. He was the one who actually reinvigorated a campaign for global awareness of the Tibetan situation..bringing attention to an entire generation of young Western people, who might otherwise have been oblivious. I wish that he would have lived a longer life….and I grieve for his family and friends that he’s gone so soon…”
Twitter is full of tributes to the Beastie Boys co-founder.
SO SAD about Adam Yauch of the @BeastieBoys I LOVE them all SO MUCH! I always wanted to be a Beastie Boy #RIPMCA
can’t do justice in 140 to the great spirit of Adam Yauch. As generous and cool as they come. Such an influence on so many Really sad day.
RIP Adam Yauch. It’s a sad day indeed
our thoughts are with the family & friends of Adam Yauch. thanks for your inspiration both on the mic & off. #MCA
Tegan and Sara
RIP Adam Yauch. Our hearts go out to Adam’s family and friends.
My heart and prayers go out to Adam Yauch (MCA) ‘s family and friends. Today we all lost a truly inspirational person and artist.
Adam Yauch was a guy who brought happiness and energy to so many. That is why the news of his passing- is so stifling. Bon Voyage Adam
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (MCA) a true legend & inspirational to everyone in weezers generation
Sad news about Adam Yauch’s passing,a man of dignity + spiritual conviction. I always had great respect for him in times we met and talked
So 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
So sad to hear of the passing of Adam Yauch. He was a great performer, director, father, humanitarian and New Yorker. #RIPMCA
Adam Yauch #RIPMCA. Thank you for Sabotage bass riff and many other great grooves. Adam also worked for justice and peace consciousness.
R.I.P. Adam Yauch Beastie Boys #RIPMCA
we lost one of our greatest talents today. my prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Beastie Boys for life.
I’m very very sad to hear of adam yauch’s passing. He was a wonderful, generous, remarkable, and inspiring man and friend.
Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
Rip dear Adam Yauch. Words can’t express the sadness and loss. Ur humor, talent & gentle soul are just irreplacable. Be at peace brother.
A VERY SPECIAL R.I.P. TO ADAM YAUCH FROM THE BEASTIE BOYS MY BROTHER YOU ARE GONNA BE TRULY MISSED MY HEART IS HEAVY…..
TERRIBLE NEWS: MCA of the Beastie Boys has died at 47 http://tco/VfHqOJvz Another very sad day in Hip Hop. #MCARIP
RIP Adam Yauch. thanks for the amazing music,continual inspiration
R I P Adam. I’m devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch’s family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed!
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