The untimely passing of Beastie Boys member MCA (real name: Adam Yauch) shocked the music world last week, garnering reactions from fans and celebrities across the board, many of which mourned while others celebrated his life.
Radio stations paid tribute, playing the trio's music all day, while websites posted various tribute editorials as well.
Now finally, two days after MCA's passing, his fellow Beastie's members have begun to surface to comment. Ad-Rock posted a message on their official website (BeastieBoys.com), along with a photo of a hand clinched in a fist with writing that reads "PWR2MCA I[Love]U."
"as you can imagine, sh** 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," the message read, which was posted under Adam Horovitz' (aka Ad-Rock) login.
Member Mike D followed with a heartfelt message on Monday (May 7), posted on the Beastie Boys' official Facebook page, attaching the above photo of MCA on Madison Square Garden's jumbo screen.
"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," Mike D wrote. "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.
BTW this photo sent to me by a friend, (thanks Saslow) is just one awesome example of how NYC is such a unique place that amidst it's huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up it's heart in so many ways and on on so many levels in times like these. And though it makes me cry sometimes, it has been really amazing and moving to see."
RIP Adam "MCA" Yaunch, 1964 - 2012.