Contact Us

Beastie Boys Member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dead at 47: Stars React on Twitter

Snoop Dogg MCA Justin Timberlake
Valerie Macon / Frank Micelotta / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The shocking and heartbreaking loss of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch (MCA) today left stars speechless … except, of course, when those speeches are 140 characters or less. Yauch passed away at the age of 47 today, May 4. The rapper was battling cancer in the parotid gland, which is the largest of the salivary glands, as well in a lymph node. The 'Intergalactic' rapper had undergone both surgery and radiation as part of his therapy. Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as bandmates Adam Horowitz (Ad-Rock) and Mike Diamond (Mike D). Snoop Dogg and Estelle were some of the very first to express their condolences for the Brooklyn-bred MCA, while other MCs like Ludacris and artists like Justin Timberlake were quick to follow suit, rapidly creating the “#RIPMCA” hashtag. Here are some Twitter tributes to the fallen hip-hop icon.

bd60038816d8d8e4b99edc35c9dcb377_normal1g

Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg): RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life

 
0e83d22a9c1a30cd53e30f0fc6412da2_normalg

Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): 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

 
new-resize-square_normal

jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon): So sad to hear of the passing of Adam Yauch. He was a great performer, director, father, humanitarian and New Yorker. #RIPMCA

 
5a2592b04515e6ccfacea7343400a174_normalg

Estelle (@EstelleDarlings): RIP Adam Yauch of the LEGENDARY Beastie Boys ... damn.

 
Ludacris_normal

Ludacris (@Ludacris): R.I.P. MCA from the Beastie Boys. He was an integral part of building the Def Jam label that I am a part of today. Condolences to the Fam

 
7b56b73ed6b6eaa1b3dfaf2cb63cc181_normalg

fareastmovement (@fareastmovement): Cuz u can't u won't and u don't stop. Always make noise for MCA. RIP to the illest. Dam this can't be real

 
f30bc2a2-dd55-40fd-acca-a5a9e1e6062d_normal

Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): So so sad to hear about Adam Yauch. Oh man oh man. :((

 
5bd2d5cb15ee7c6d9fa4de49286a7d62_normalg

josh groban (@joshgroban): Oh no. This just sucks beyond measure. RIP MCA.

 
4bb3ecd67603cf4f772bfb8b6281ee55_normal1

christina perri (@christinaperri): dear adam, i pray ur resting now in funky peace.

 
gwn2w4crh7101t1pxx1w_normalg

Travis Barker (@travisbarker): Rest In Peace Adam Yauch /MCA. 4ever somebody i looked up to & had the pleasure of meeting. Damn this bums me out, we lost one of the best

 
69a785518d97f7fb247bf06c8f263086_normalg

OneRepublic (@OneRepublic): R.I.P Adam MCA. Beastie Boys remain untouchable

 
Hanson-Group1-0718_Edit_2_normal

HANSON (@hansonmusic): RIP #adamyauch @Beastieboys. Our prayers go out to his friends and family.

 
56bd636d3f95bf30a262b650fad7ebe3_normalg

Nasir Jones (@Nas): RIP MCA!!!! - My prayers go out to The Beastie Boys and their families.

 
gwn2w4crh7101t1pxx1w_normal1g

Travis Barker (@travisbarker): Rest In Peace Adam Yauch /MCA. 4ever somebody i looked up to & had the pleasure of meeting. Damn this bums me out, we lost one of the best

 
wonder_normal

Steve Aoki (@steveaoki): ahhh man... rest in peace to the one and only MCA. wow. terrible news

 

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://popcrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on PopCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on PopCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!