The untimely death of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch has touched the hearts of music and film fans alike. As a rapper, director and producer, he’s been a creative force since co-founding the iconic hip-hop trio in 1978. After the news broke that Adam had lost his long battle with cancer, the entertainment community—including actress Elizabeth Banks—took to Twitter to express their condolences.
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
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) May 4, 2012
Adam’s successful career in film most recently saw his comedic short, “Fight for Your Right Revisited,” debut at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Its ensemble cast includes Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen and “Hunger Games”’ Stanley Tucci, and acted as a sequel to the group’s 1987 “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)” music video.
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