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Madonna pays tribute to Adam Yauch: 'Integral to musical revolution'

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Madonna has paid tribute to the late Adam Yauch, who passed away on Friday (May 4) aged 47.

The Beastie Boys rapper, who fought a three-year battle with cancer, was credited with leading a "musical revolution" by the pop superstar.

Madonna at the Truth or Dare by Madonna fragrance launch at Macy's

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Adam Yauch

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Madonna, who was supported by Yauch on tour in 1985, said that the rapper was "integral to the musical revolution that was happening at the time".

The 53-year-old also emphasised her sadness, asking God to bless his family.

MCA's death has prompted similarly heartfelt reactions from the likes of Boy George, Snoop Dogg and will.i.am.

The hip-hop icon won three Grammy Awards with his group.

Coldplay performed a tribute to Yauch during a concert in Los Angeles on Friday (May 4).

Photo gallery: Adam Yauch's life and career in pictures:

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