The drummer of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, has died aged 50 the band has announced.
Hawkins was considered one of the most influential and talented drummers of his generation.
The band broke the shocking and heartbreaking news on Twitter.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,”
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.
“Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
Hawkins was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia. No further details of his death have been released, but police have confirmed they believe drugs may have been involved.
The Metropolitan Police of Bogota, in a statement carried by several Colombian newspapers, said:
“The cause of death has yet to be established.
“According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.”
Reports say that hotel staff called emergency services after Hawkins complained about pains in his chest. But tragically, the rockstar was already dead when authorities arrived.
The band were scheduled to perform at the Grammys on April 3 and The Foo Fighters’ new tour of North America was set to start in May.