May 4th, 2012 started with me goofily telling people "May the Fourth Be with You" and ended with my heart breaking. Halfway through that day I saw the first post on Tumblr regarding his death and I was shocked. So many were. Yes, he was fighting cancer, but I think there was so many people rooting for him and sending so much energy his way, we thought he'd pull through.
Adam Yauch was a legend, he was an icon, but he was also a man, a husband, a father, and a humanitarian. To be honest, I wasn't a big fan of the Beasties until they grew up a bit from their "Licensed to Ill" days. Many people say they took a trip to "Serious Island", but what they did was grow up and it was good!
I still miss him like hell.