Just barely missed the Beasties -- my Facebook feed is all Beastie Boys all the time since MCA died, as I'm right smack in the Beastie demographic. But I was losing my hearing just as they were coming on the scene.
A person I know but not well said that she doesn't get why this celebrity death makes her more so much more sad than other recent ones -- I typed but decided not to post because I don't actually know her that well that it makes sense because he was still pretty young and died for such a random reason. Nobody wanted Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston to die, but their drug abuse had a direct bearing on their deaths. This was a good guy who was doing a lot of good things and just happened to get cancer.