The late Adam "MCA" Yauch was a punk rock bassist and a hip-hop pioneer. A member and co-founder of the Beastie Boys. A producer, a video director and a champion for human rights.
The news of his death at the age of 47 spread fast across social networks on Friday, and the sentiments expressed displayed his vast influence.
He leaves behind a wife, a daughter and a legacy that includes a huge impact made on popular music, as well as a firm impression made on the fight for human rights, thanks to his work as a vocal champion for the Tibetan independence movement.
Read the CBC News obituary on Yauch.
Below, we'll continue to update this page through the day with CBC Music stories, including tributes from musicians and fans, and more on Yauch's life and influence.
Storify: Musicians across genres pay tribute to MCA
Beastie Boys on Saturday Night Live
"Adam Yauch and the Beastie Boys changed the world" by CBC Music's Hip-Hop community producer Vish Khanna
The multifaceted life of Adam Yauch in 9 pictures
Beastie Boys with Joan Rivers, 1987
MuchMusic celebrates the life and legacy of Adam “MCA” Yauch
CBC Community: Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's death stuns, saddens fans
Strombo: RIP Adam Yauch
on May 04, 2012