The Beastie Boys' Adam Horowitz aka Ad Rock and Michael Diamond aka Mike D both released statements over the weekend thanking their fans for their love and support after the death of their band mate and friend Adam Yauch aka MCA. Ad Rock posted on their official Tumblr page, expressing his appreciation, writing:

as you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him. thank you.

Mike D also posted about his gratitude on their Facebook page, along with the picture above taken by a friend at the Heat vs. Knicks playoff game at Madison Square Garden, writing:

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. 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. BTW 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 it's huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up it's heart in so many ways and on on so many levels in times like these. And though it makes me cry sometimes, it has been really amazing and moving to see. Mike


[via Rolling Stone]