Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch's death of cancer at age 47 was confirmed this afternoon, and Twitter was instantly flooded with condolences and reflections on his life.

Big Boi of OutKast:

#RIPMCA the First Tape I ever bought as a kid was The Beastie Boys , Stank ya for the inspiration
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#RIPMCA the First Tape I ever bought as a kid was The Beastie Boys , Stank ya for the inspiration
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Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith:

Wow, lost another brother..sail on MCA..
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Wow, lost another brother..sail on MCA..
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Brass Monkey was the worst tasting liquor ever. And we drank it anyway. Cuz the song was so jamming. RIP MCA. #BeastieBoys4Life
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Brass Monkey was the worst tasting liquor ever. And we drank it anyway. Cuz the song was so jamming. RIP MCA. #BeastieBoys4Life
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Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong:

Lollapalooza94 talked to Yauch almost everyday He was full of wisdom & encouragement for a freaked out kid like I was. Thank you MCA. LoveBJ
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Lollapalooza94 talked to Yauch almost everyday He was full of wisdom & encouragement for a freaked out kid like I was. Thank you MCA. LoveBJ
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RapRadar editor Elliott Wilson:

Mr. Cee spent last half hour of show today playin all Beasties in salute of their Rock N Roll induction. Crazy..
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Mr. Cee spent last half hour of show today playin all Beasties in salute of their Rock N Roll induction. Crazy..
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Sean Lennon:

Adam Yauch Rest In Peace. I'll miss you very very much.
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Adam Yauch Rest In Peace. I'll miss you very very much.
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Fuse host Touré:

RT @OccupyWallSt: Adam Yauch marched with us in November over the Brooklyn Bridge. He was a visionary artist. #RIP
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RT @OccupyWallSt: Adam Yauch marched with us in November over the Brooklyn Bridge. He was a visionary artist. #RIP
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F***ed Up lead singer Damian Abraham:

Any asshole in the world can make it in music but to do while being a legit good person is near impossible This is the end of an era RIP MCA
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Any asshole in the world can make it in music but to do while being a legit good person is near impossible This is the end of an era RIP MCA
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deepest condolences 2 the family of Adam yauch & the beastie boys. Adam was the coolest dude ever& will b missed but memory will live on
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deepest condolences 2 the family of Adam yauch & the beastie boys. Adam was the coolest dude ever& will b missed but memory will live on
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Will.i.am:

#restinpeaceMCA 1 of my favorite hiphop groups...hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to wake up because are hero's are dying too younge
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#restinpeaceMCA 1 of my favorite hiphop groups...hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to wake up because are hero's are dying too younge
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Q-Tip:

RIP yauch and thank u mike and adam n adam 4 all of your help, the tours, the bball games, n great times. a humanitarian a tru friend
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RIP yauch and thank u mike and adam n adam 4 all of your help, the tours, the bball games, n great times. a humanitarian a tru friend
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Boy George:

Such sad news about Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. A fellow Buddhist and part of hip hop history!! R.I.P!
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Such sad news about Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. A fellow Buddhist and part of hip hop history!! R.I.P!
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Amanda Palmer:

R.I.P. Adam Yauch - Beastie Boys. We've lost a visionary artist. Sitting in Brooklyn and feeling the impact like a black cloud.
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R.I.P. Adam Yauch - Beastie Boys. We've lost a visionary artist. Sitting in Brooklyn and feeling the impact like a black cloud.
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God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP
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God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP
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RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life
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RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life
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Kevin Smith:

RIP Adam Yauch. You made my teenage years more fun and your art made it easier for me to do what I do. For a Beastie, you sure were a beaut.
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RIP Adam Yauch. You made my teenage years more fun and your art made it easier for me to do what I do. For a Beastie, you sure were a beaut.
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Travis Barker:

Rest In Peace Adam Yauch /MCA. 4ever somebody i looked up to & had the pleasure of meeting. Damn this bums me out, we lost one of the best
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Rest In Peace Adam Yauch /MCA. 4ever somebody i looked up to & had the pleasure of meeting. Damn this bums me out, we lost one of the best
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