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

Adam Yauch
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Hip-hop lost one of its greats in the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, better known as MCA. Yauch passed away at the age of 47 today, May 4, following a long battle with cancer, leaving the world both shocked and saddened. Fans of all genres were devastated by the news — and many took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the Brooklyn legend. Some used lyrics, some used memories, but all were universally heartbroken. #RIPMCA.

Tim League (@timalamo): Still reeling from the news of Adam Yauch's death. Few others in this industry I admired more. We have lost a titan #RIPMCA



God † (@Lord_G_Almighty): Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys is here. #RIPMCA



rob sheffield (@robsheff): Namaste to the guy who taught me the word. #RIPMCA


(@batemanimation): He's still got more suits than Jacoby & Myers. #RIPMCA



Tristan (@Kneerak): No. Sleep. Till the Pearly gates… If they existed #ripmca



Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson): If you wear Puma Clydes or adidas Campuses, you can thank the Beasties for that. #RIPMCA



Brother Ali (@BrotherAli): First and best examples that if you understand, appreciate and love Hip Hop, you can be yourself and make a contribution. #RIPMCA



Justin D Lanham (@cence182): #ripmca So sad to hear that Adam passed away. He will not be forgotten. A legend in hip hop, heart goes out to his family and friends



Gideon Yago (@gideonyago): Yauch had real soul. The day after 9/11 he was the first person I heard talking about compassion. A legend and a loss. #RIPMCA



la chebleh (@d3adnl0vely): #ripmca ): he's 1n73rg4l471c now 4eva


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