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Beastie Boy Mike Diamond Comments on Adam Yauch’s Death

New York Knicks MCA Tribute

The tributes to the Beastie BoysAdam ‘MCA’ Yauch have been nonstop since his death last Friday (May 4). Musicians, celebrities and fans shared heartfelt words on message boards and social networking sites. The remaining members of the group, Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz and Michael ‘Mike D’ Diamond, were silent on the matter until earlier this week.

Horovitz wrote a blog on the band’s website to express his appreciation for the love and support during their time of grief. Mike D followed suit on the Beastie Boys’ Facebook page when he posted the photo above and the below note:

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.

The photo is from the New York Knicks’ tribute to Yauch at Madison Square Garden during their playoff game against the Miami Heat. Footage of the tribute can be found below.

Watch the New York Knicks’ Tribute to Adam Yauch

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