Beastie Boys Star Mike D: "I Miss Adam So Much"
Diamond has paid tribute to Yauch, following his death on Friday...
Diamond - also known as Mike D - has now left his own tribute to Yauch, writing: "I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now.
"But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother."
The 46-year-old continued: "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 humour can accomplish.
"The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam."
Diamond's statement comes after fellow Beastie Boy Ad-Rock - real name Adam Horovitz - thanked fans for their support following the announcement of MCA's death, posting on the group's blog: "As you can imagine, s**t is just fkd up right now (sic).
"But I wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support."
He added: "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."