The flood of MCA tributes and #RIPMCA tweets has been immense. Now, fellow Beasties Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond have issued statements reacting to the tragic passing of Adam Yauch. Ad-Rock took to the Beastie Boys website to say the following.
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.
Similarly, Mike D wrote on the group's Facebook page:
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.