A multi-talented man who was loved and respected the world over, Yauch leaves behind a wife and a daughter.
The Beastie Boys have made an official statement.
Tributes and condolences have been pouring in from across the globe, including musicians and fans. One of the first we’ve seen is this, a cover of Fight For Your Right performed by Coldplay on the evening of his death.
That there is such an emotional response at a Coldplay gig shows exactly how far the reach of Yauch’s work really went.