Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters, has died. When he died, he was 50 years old.
The Foo Fighters announced Friday that Taylor Hawkins, the golden-haired drummer who had been with the band for more than two decades, had died just before the band was scheduled to perform in Colombia.
He was fifty years old.
There was no mention of a cause of death at this time.
“Sadly, and far too soon, our dear Taylor Hawkins has left us all in shock here at the Foo Fighters.
We will always be able to remember him for his infectious joy and musical spirit, “the band posted a statement to Twitter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we ask that their privacy be respected during this unimaginably painful time. “Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family.”
A statement from the band reads, “The Foo Fighters family is grieved by the tragic and untimely loss of our dear Taylor Hawkins. Our thoughts and prayers are with Taylor’s family and friends.”
All of us will be able to carry on the legacy of his music and sparkling laughter.
We send our condolences to his wife, children, and extended family and ask that their privacy be respected during this harrowing time.
There have been no further explanations offered.
It was reported by Rolling Stone that the Foo Fighters were currently on a South American tour and were due to perform live in Bogotá, Colombia, at Festival Estéreo Picnic before heading to Rio de Janeiro’s Lollapalooza the following day.
In May, Boston Calling will host the band as its opening act.
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Lollapalooza Brasil and the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogotá were both planned to take place on Sunday, the band’s website stated.
Romeo Reyes, who traveled from El Salvador to Colombia to attend the festival, told CNN that the show was canceled at about 11 p.m.
“The Foo Fighters had been scheduled to play, but they didn’t explain why they were unable to do so.
Taylor’s death was confirmed around ten minutes later. “Reyes made the statement.
“The reason for the cancellation was a mystery to everyone…
All of us were in a bad mood.
However, as I previously stated, no one was aware that Taylor had passed away.
A few minutes later, we learned of the news. “Then, he said.
There was a vigil for Taylor Hawkins afterward, and screens on five other stages displayed “Taylor Hawkins Por Siempre,” which translates as “Taylor Hawkins Forever.”
People started paying tribute as soon as news of Hawkins’ death spread, noting not only his enormous talent but also the contagious pleasure and down-to-earth demeanor he exuded.
It seems like Taylor Hawkins was “always enjoying the time of his life,” tweeted Steve Albini, who worked with Hawkins.
It’s not that I knew him very well, but I know that music has been made duller and smaller as a result of his passing.
As Tom Morello tweeted, “God bless you, Taylor Hawkins.
Those of us who saw you perform was enthralled by your charisma and unmatched rock power.
Yours truly, Rest In Peace.