(NEW YORK) — Celebrity reaction to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s death swept the Internet Friday. On Twitter, tributes from the music world and beyond abound:
“Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.” — Russell Simmons, mentor for the Beastie Boys and founder of GlobalGrind.com.
“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” — Justin Timberlake.
“God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP” — Common.
“What an awful day. Rest in peace, MCA.” — Martha Plimpton.
“Rest in Peace Adam Yauch. Our condolences to your friends and family.” — Duran Duran.
“Rest in peace MCA. You are a legend. No sleep ’till Brooklyn. Lenny.” — Lenny Kravitz.
“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. #RIPMCA” — Lance Armstrong.
“We lost one of our greatest talents today. my prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Beastie Boys for life.” — Milla Jovovich.
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