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Original Yes Guitarist Peter Banks Dead At 65

Peter Banks, the original guitarist for the British band Yes, died on March 7 at the age of 65, according to USA Today.

A post on his official website stated that Banks died from heart failure and was found in his London home after he didn’t show up to a recording session.

Getty Image: Photo of YES and Tony KAYE and Bill BRUFORD and Jon ANDERSON and Chris SQUIRE and Peter BANKS


Members of the band Yes released an official statement on their Facebook page, mourning the loss of their friend:

“We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of fellow bandmate and founding Yes member, Peter Banks. He was a huge piece of the fabric that made Yes what it is, and our thoughts, sincere condolences, and prayers are with him and his family. Peter, we shall miss you greatly.”

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