The hip-hop world is still reeling from the sad passing of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch. The condolences continue as Michael (Mike D) Diamond wrote about his lost brother in a message on Facebook Monday.
Mike D wrote on his Facebook page:
"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."
Yauch, 47, died Friday morning in New York after a three-year battle with cancer.
Mike D continued:
"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."
His message included a photo from a weekend Knicks game at Madison Square Garden that showed multiple jumbotrons glowing with an image of Yauch’s face and the message “Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch: 1964 – 2012.”
Mike D captioned the photo:
"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 its huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up its heart in so many ways and 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 beloved rapper and practicing Buddhist died at New York-Presbyterian hospital with his family by his side after spending about three weeks there.
He is survived by wife Dechen Wangdu and 13-year-old daughter Tenzin Losel. MCA will be greatly missed.