Adam Yauch, also know as MCA, died of cancer at the age of 47. Too freaking young. Sasha Frere Jones shared some words over at the New Yorker:
The ideal memorial is written from distance, a generous calculation of merit that proceeds honorably without abandoning accuracy. I have to apologize right now for being unable to give you that—Adam Yauch was a part of my childhood, an ambassador to America from our New York, which is now gone, as is he.