Statement on the passing of Adam Yauch
May 4, 2012
Adam Yauch, the co-founder of Beastie Boys and a longtime Tibet activist has passed away at age 47.
All of us at Students for a Free Tibet are deeply saddened to hear of Adam Yauch's passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. As the co-founder of the Tibetan Freedom Concerts, Adam played a vital role in building the grassroots global solidarity movement for human rights and freedom in Tibet. The concerts inspired countless young people to learn about Tibet and become engaged in the issue, and many of them went on to join and become leaders in Students for a Free Tibet, helping build the worldwide youth and activist network we are today.
Adam's longtime support for Students for a Free Tibet's actions and campaigns has enabled us to draw critical attention to the ongoing crisis in Tibet and create pressure on China to end the occupation. His legacy as a brilliant musician and dedicated Tibet activist will live on.
- Students for a Free Tibet Staff and Board of Directors
Video of Adam Yauch discussing his work his motivation for co-founding the Tibetan Freedom Concerts.