The AV Club has written a fantastic article about him. There are many other great articles to be found, for sure. I'd love for you to share them in the comments.
From the AV Club article:
Yauch’s life and career are a testament to the possibilities of emotional, creative, and artistic growth. A man who rose to fame peddling a proudly obnoxious form of adolescent nihilism grew up to be a man whose life and career were defined by idealism and integrity. Adam Yauch wanted to make the world a more compassionate, loving, and funky place. He succeeded. The world is poorer for his loss but richer for the contributions he made.- Nathan Rabin
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