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Adam Yauch Park Officially Dedicated in Honor of Beastie Boys Musician in Brooklyn Heights
Adam Yauch Park Officially Dedicated in Honor of Beastie Boys Musician in Brooklyn Heights
This weekend will be rife with memories of late Beastie Boys musician Adam Yauch and the celebration of his life began Friday (May 3) in Brooklyn Heights, New York where the park where he played as a kid was officially named Adam Yauch Park in his honor. Today (May 4) officially marks the one-year anniversary of his death and there has been a movement over the last year to rename the Palmetto Play
Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Dies: Rockers React
Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Dies: Rockers React

In heartbreaking news, Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch (aka MCA) passed away at the age of 47 earlier today (May 4). Upon hearing of his death, many musicians in the rock community have expressed both shock and sadness via Twitter. Yauch lost a three-year battle with cancer, and his loss weighs heavily on the rock community. The news comes only weeks after the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Such rockers as Slash, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Disturbed's David Draiman, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and more have offered their condolences. We at Loudwire are devastated, as well. Below are the reactions from some of Yauch's musical peers: