Adam Yauch remembered by Rock Hall, "SNL" and Coldplay

ARCHIV: Adam Yauch alias "MCA" von der New Yorker Band "Beastie Boys" singt in der Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin (Foto vom 09.12.04). Yauch ist tot. Wie sein Mentor Russell Simmons am Freitag (04.05.12) mitteilte, starb der Musiker im Alter von 47 Jahren. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Marcus Brandt/dapd
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Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys in Berlin on Sept. 12, 2004

(CBS News) The weekend was full of tributes to Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died on Friday at age 47 after a three-year battle with cancer.

On Saturday night, HBO dedicated the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame broadcast to Yauch. The show's ending was changed to include a photo of the rapper-musician with the text: "In Memory of Adam Yauch."

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It was a fitting ending for the broadcast, as the Beastie Boys were among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees last month in Cleveland. Yauch did not attend the ceremony; his parents, Frances and Noel Yauch, went on his behalf.

But Yauch did write a letter for the April 14 induction, which was read by fellow Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz. "I'd like to dedicate this award to my brothers, Adam and Mike, who've walked the globe with me," Yauch wrote. "To anyone who's been touched by our band, who our music has meant something to, this induction is as much ours as it is yours."

"Saturday Night Live" also paid tribute to Yauch by playing a clip from the Beastie Boys' appearance on the show during with the group performed "Sure Shot."

And on Friday, Coldplay did a piano-driven ballad rendition of Beastie Boys' "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" in concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Yauch's fellow Beastie Boys bandmates have spoken up too.

On Friday, Horovitz thanked fans for the support on the band's official Tumblr, explaining, "I wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. i'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him. thank you."

Beastie Boy Mike "Mike D" Diamond expressed his thoughts on Facebook on Monday morning.

"I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now," he wrote. "But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much. He really served as a great example for myself and so many of what determination, faith, focus, and humility coupled with a sense of humor can accomplish. The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam."

And over the weekend, there were impromptu memorials throughout the Beasties' native New York.

On Friday, Yauch's photo was featured on Madison Square Garden's video screens at the New York Knicks-Miami Heat game.

Candles and photographs were placed outside 171 Avenue A in the East Village area of Manhattan. Now a restaurant, it's the location where Beastie Boys recorded "Polly Wog Stew" in 1982.

Watch Coldplay's tribute below: