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Mother of Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch speaks about her son

The mother of Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch has spoken about her son, who passed away yesterday (May 4).

News of Yauch's death broke yesterday after he battled with cancer for a number of years.

Speaking to the New York Times, Adam Yauch's mother Frances said that her son was a "courageous" person and that his death was largely unexpected - it all "seemed to happen overnight". She said:

"He was a very courageous person. He fought a long battle with cancer. He was hopeful to the very end...It all just seemed to happen overnight...He was a terrific guy and had a brief but really wonderful life. We are really proud of him."

As previously reported, Coldplay performed a tribute to Yauch last night (May 4) in the US, playing a piano led version of '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)'.




Watch the Beastie Boys' 'Intergalactic' below: