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.
At Lollapalooza Argentina earlier this week, in what was to become Hawkins’ final show, the drummer took over the mic for a cover of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’ and paid homage to his friend and bandmate Dave Grohl.
“I f*ckin’ love Dave Grohl, man,”
“I’d be delivering pizzas if it wasn’t for fuckin’ Dave Grohl. I’d be managing the drum department at a Guitar Center if it wasn’t for Dave Grohl.”
Watch the video below:
4 days ago in Argentina. RIP Taylor Hawkins pic.twitter.com/UtZUNSQNpM
— Bryce Mata (@BryceMata) March 26, 2022
And you can watch the full show here:
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.