As a friend and a band mate of 30 years, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz posted a heartfelt note on the Beastie Boys' Tumblr page reminiscing Adam "MCA" Yauch who passed away on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer.
"As you can imagine, s--- is just fkd up right now/ PWR 2 MCA. 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."
Yauch, who died at age 47, was moruned and remembered by many of his friends, fans and fellow musicians over the weekend. Even exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama, who released a statement, paid his respect for the late and great rapper who was a practicing Buddhist:
"Adam had helped us raise awareness on the plight of the Tibetan people by organizing various freedom Tibet concerts and he will be remembered by his holiness and the Tibetan people."
Yauch was behind the landmark all-star Tibetan Freedom concerts of the late 1990s, was blessed by the Dalai Lama last year.