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BREAKING: Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Passes Away at 50


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Taylor Hawkins, drummer for American rock band Foo Fighters, has died at the age of 50, according to a statement from the band.

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 upmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time,” the band’s Twitter page wrote.

Rolling Stone reported:

Foo Fighters are currently on tour in South America and were preparing to perform at Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, a rep for the band told Rolling Stone.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Hawkins relocated to Southern California with his family in his early childhood. He first rose to prominence as the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette during the Jagged Little Pill era. “The second I heard ‘You Oughta Know,’ I was like, ‘I’m in that band!’” Hawkins told Rolling Stone in November 2021. “I just knew.” Hawkins also appeared in the music videos for the singer’s hit singles “You Oughta Know” and “You Learn.”

The music world expressed their shock for the sudden news of Hawkins’ death:

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As the Daily Beast noted, Hawkins was found dead inside his hotel room:

The band will no longer be performing their scheduled gig at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia.

Local news reports there said Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room at Hotel Casa Medina, and that judicial police and forensic investigators were at the scene. No details were given on a cause of death.


This is a developing story.

We’ll provide further updates as they become available.



 

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