Yesterday, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) of the Beastie Boys posted his reaction to Adam Yauch's death on the group's website. Michael Diamond (otherwise known as Mike D) of Beastie Boys posted a message of his own about MCA's passing to the band's Facebook page this morning (along with the above photo, which captured a tribute during a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden). Read what he to say below:

"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. 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.


MCA, born Adam Yauch, had been fighting cancer since 2009 and passed away late last week at the age of 47. Read more reactions from others in the music industry here.