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Elizabeth Banks remembers Adam Yauch: 'He was the most soulful guy'

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Elizabeth Banks has expressed her sadness over the death of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch.

Yauch passed away on Friday (May 4) due to complications from a long battle with cancer. He was 47.

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Elizabeth Banks arrives at the premiere of The Hunger Games at the O2 in London.

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The Hunger Games actress paid tribute to Yauch via her Twitter page on Friday, writing: "Been lucky to have known many amazing talents in this biz, but Adam Yauch ranks at the top.

"1 of the most soulful guys ever. #verysad"

Banks is the latest celebrity to give her condolences over Yauch's death, following a list that includes Russell Simmons, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake.

Madonna has praised Yauch's artistry, saying that the rapper was integral to the musical revolution.

Coldplay also paid tribute to the late musician during their show at LA's Hollywood Bowl.

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