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Adam Yauch Tributes Flood Twitter YORK) -- Celebrity reaction to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s death swept the Internet Friday. On Twitter, tributes from the music world and beyond abound:

“Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.” -- Russell Simmons, mentor for the Beastie Boys and founder of

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #RIPMCA” -- Justin Timberlake.

“God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP” -- Common.

“What an awful day. Rest in peace, MCA.” -- Martha Plimpton.

“Rest in Peace Adam Yauch. Our condolences to your friends and family.” -- Duran Duran.

“Rest in peace MCA. You are a legend. No sleep ’till Brooklyn. Lenny.” -- Lenny Kravitz.

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. #RIPMCA” -- Lance Armstrong.

“We lost one of our greatest talents today. my prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Beastie Boys for life.” -- Milla Jovovich.

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Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Says He's Not Cancer-Free, Despite Reports

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While it sounds as if the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is making progress in his battle with cancer, it would be premature to say he's overcome the disease. It seems some people misinterpreted comments made by Yauch's bandmate, Mike D, in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1. Mike D said Yauch was showing signs of improvement in his health, and added, "We're really happy about it." The interview spawned reports claiming Yauch is cancer-free.

Yauch clarified his current health condition in a statement released Friday. He said, "While I'm grateful for all the positive energy people are sending my way, reports of my being totally cancer free are exaggerated. I'm continuing treatment, staying optimistic and hoping to be cancer free in the near future." Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery.

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