Adam Yauch's Beastie Boys band member Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock (originally King Ad-Rock), has taken to the band's blog to thank fans for their support in the wake of Yauch's death on Friday.
"As you can imagine, shit is 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," he wrote.
The outpouring of grief and kind actions -- from Mets players using the Beastie Boys as their walk-on music, to the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing tributes in concert -- has not been lost on Horovitz, who along with Yauch and Michael Diamond (Mike D) comprised one of the most important hip-hop groups in history.
"I'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him," he said in the web message, "thank you."
Ad-Rock's brief blog post was accompanied by a photograph (above) of a hand with the words "PWR2MCA [Heart Symbol] U," referencing Yauch's MCA stage name. The hand is pictured in front of what looks like a rack of CDs.
Yauch died Friday (May 4) at age 47 after a three-year fight with cancer.