Today, practically every person under the age of 50 made a collective gut-punched noise upon learning the profoundly depressing news that Adam Yauch — otherwise known as MCA — from the Beastie Boys succumbed to a three-year battle with cancer.
It's kind of nice to see people from all points of the political axis paying homage to a genuinely transformative figure in U.S. culture today…
U.S. Senator from New York Chuck Schumer – Democrat
— Chuck Schumer (@ChuckSchumer) May 4, 2012
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg – Independent
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) May 4, 2012
Candidate's son Matt Romney – Republican
condolences to Adam Yauch (MCA). Beastie Boys was my 1st concert in 6th grade. still love emboston.com/ae/music/artic…
— Matt Romney(@Matt_Romney) May 4, 2012
U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand – Democrat
Sad day for so many New Yorkers & music fans everywhere. My heart & prayers go out to Adam Yauch's family & everyone who loved him.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) May 4, 2012
Romney senior advisor Jim Merrill – Republican
Listening to Beastie Boys 'Check Your Head' front to back.RIP Adam 'MCA' Yauch
— Jim Merrill (@JimMerrillNH) May 4, 2012
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina – Democrat
Mourning the passing of Adam Yauch. Thank you for a lifetime of great music. RIP MCA.
— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) May 4, 2012
For the record, this is a farce! (And I had all of the ideas for Star Wars.)
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