Saw them in 93 in Munich with Public Enemy on the Fear of a Black Planet tour which was unreal, then Vancouver Lolapalooza in 94 and on their own at the PNE (last minute tix went on sale moments before the show and a whole herd of people ran to the box office when the 'tickets available' sign lit up) then again in 98. It was always a pleasure. He went before his time. Fare ye well.
I've been a fan of the Beasties since Paul's Boutique. 47 is way too young for anyone to die, but I really feel the loss to the larger music community. He was a good man, too. Probably would have had a good career in politics if he had more time.
I'm getting really tired of cancer taking away good artists!