The music world continues to mourn the death of Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch. "MCA" passed away Friday at 47 after a long battle with cancer.
Friends and celebs are stepping forward to pay tribute to Yauch (pictured below, middle with Beasties Ad Rock and Mike D) and his pioneering influence.
Coldplay honored Adam Yauch with a Beastie Boys cover in concert, while many other stars took to Twitter to express their sadness. A sampling:
Snoop Dogg: "RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life"
Travis Barker: "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"
Kevin Smith: "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."
Common: "God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP"
Rainn Wilson: "RIP Adam Yauch (MCA of the Beastie Boys). He was a super-genius, a visionary and, most importantly, a really good person."
Rob Thomas: "holy s--t. R.I.P. ADAM YAUCH. MCA, you will be missed."
Slash: "Sad day. MCA was f--king awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."