Beastie Boys rapper Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz thanked the group's fans for their support in the wake of his bandmate Adam "MCA" Yauch's death on Friday in a post on the band's official Tumblr.
"As you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now," Horovitz wrote. "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."
Horovitz posted this comment along with a photograph of a hand with PWR2MCAI❤U drawn on with magic markers.
Earlier this morning, fellow Beastie Boy Mike "Mike D" Diamond offered his own words of gratitude to fans on Facebook. "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," Diamond wrote. "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."
Yauch passed away on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer. Fans and peers have been paying their respects to the late rapper all weekend, including a brief memorial clip on Saturday Night Live, concert tributes from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay and an outpouring of grief on Twitter.