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Originally posted by ErroneousDylan
I guess the thread that I commented on was closed. Any way, I thought I'd post it here too, to show some attribute to the man.
They say a lot of people come back to this world to settle a karmic problem or to solve something, then once they do there is no reason for them to stay in this world any more.
Adam Yauch was a Buddhist and also donated much of his money and was actively involved with the Tibetan Independence Movement and also organized the Tibetan Freedom Concert. Russel Simmons once said that Adam Yauch "was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist, who I loved dearly.", which is something I have no problem believing about this awesome man.
Salivary gland cancerous tumors are extremely rare, even then.. they are usually very treatable by surgical removal. Adam Yauch even stated that his tumor at the time was "very treatable". He also began a vegan under the recommendation of his Tibetan doctor. There was no indication that he would die from this and it would not be at all expected.
I think Adam Yauch came to this world, was given the tools to become famous and popular, and then was able to use that fame and money to help the people of Tibet and others. He helped them tremendously and had no other responsibilities on this world. He was done here and it was his time.
I don't think his death was a bad thing. I think he is in a good place now and was able to settle his past karma. However, I'll still miss him and his music. He was great and I can't help but wonder if the other guys are still going to put out tunes.
"I want to offer my love and respect to the end." - Sureshot, Adam "MCA" Yauch (1964-2012)