Today we learned of the passing of one of music’s biggest influences, Adam Yauch, of the Beastie Boys.
The twitterverse, as it usually does when someone as important at MCA passes, went crazy with people expressing their sadness for the loss of a musical legend.
Everyone from Justin Timberlake, to Russell Simmons, will.i.am and Snoop Dogg expressed the great loss we are all feeling today.
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. #RIPMCA
— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) May 4, 2012
R I P Adam… I’m devastated.Praying for Adam Yauch’s family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed! — Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) May 4, 2012
— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) May 4, 2012
Rip dear Adam Yauch. Words can’t express the sadness and loss. Ur humor, talent & gentle soul are just irreplacable. Be at peace brother.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 4, 2012
RIP Adam Yauch. You made my teenage years more fun and your art made it easier for me to do what I do. For a Beastie, you sure were a beaut. — KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 4, 2012
— Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) May 4, 2012
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 4, 2012
Rest in Peace Adam Yauch. Our condolences to your friends and family: rollingstone.com/music/news/bea…
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) May 4, 2012
deepest condolences 2 the family of Adam yauch & the beastie boys. Adam was the coolest dude ever& will b missed but memory will live on
— Cypress Hill (@Cypress_Hill) May 4, 2012
God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys.RIP
— COMMON (@common) May 4, 2012
A very sad day indeed. Adam YauchRIP.
— Fred Durst (@freddurst) May 4, 2012
We’re very saddened by the passing of Adam Yauch. RIP MCA. You’ll be missed.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdJ5e7…
— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) May 4, 2012
I’m very very sad to hear of adam yauch’s passing. He was a wonderful, generous, remarkable, and inspiring man and friend.
— moby (@thelittleidiot) May 4, 2012
Sooo sorry to report…http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/04/beastie-boys-adam-yauch-dead/ God Bless his family
— Carson Daly (@carsonjdaly) May 4, 2012
Such sad news about Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. A fellow Buddhist and part of hip hop history!! R.I.P!
— boygeorge (@BoyGeorge) May 4, 2012
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) May 4, 2012
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…..
— BIZ MARKIE (@BizMarkie) May 4, 2012
#restinpeaceMCA 1 of my favorite hiphop groups…hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to wake up because are hero’s are dying too younge
— will.i.am (@iamwill) May 4, 2012
R.I.P. Adam Yauch Beastie Boys #RIPMCA
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) May 4, 2012
RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 4, 2012
Rest in peace MCA. You are a legend. No sleep ’till Brooklyn. Lenny
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 4, 2012