Celebrities and music fans alike were stunned and devastated to hear on Friday that Adam Yauch had passed away after a three-year battle with throat cancer, and now, Madonna herself is speaking out publicly in honor of the Beastie Boys rapper, who along with his bandmates, opened for her during the 1985 Like A Virgin Tour!
The Queen of Pop took to her Facebook page to write:
The Beastie Boys were one of a kind! And so was Adam!
They were all an important part of my musical history and integral to the musical revolution that was happening at the time.
I’m very sad to hear about Adam’s passing.
God bless him and his family
Short, sweet, extremely heartfelt, and 100% true!
Another absolutely tragic loss for music this year. So, so sad.
But we're so grateful for all of the music and joy you brought with you during your time here, Adam!
May you R.I.P. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family, friends, and loved ones during this time.
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