Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies suddenly as band prepares to perform


Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters drummer for 25 years, has died. The band announced the news on Friday, shortly before the band was due to play in Colombia. He was 50 years old.

What happened: The band announced Hawkins’ passing in a tweet late Friday night. Saying that, “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever.”

There were a variety of tributes and fan responses:

The band was scheduled to perform in Bogotá, Colombia on Friday for the Estereo Picnic Festival, followed by an appearance at Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday, according to the band’s website.

Miley Cyruswho is scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza Brasil in São Paulo on Saturday, said on Instagram that she was dedicating her performance to Hawkins.

She shared a photo of Hawkins playing the drums, with a caption that read, “This is how I will always remember you.”

The Foo Fighters were formed by Dave Grohlformer Nirvana drummer, in 1994. Hawkins joined the band three years later, having previously been the band’s drummer Alanis Morissette.

In his 2021 autobiography, “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,” Grohl called Hawkins his “best friend and partner in crime.”

No cause of death was given.

Photo: Courtesy of Ed Vill on Flickr


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