Fellow musicians have paid tribute to ‘amazing talent’ Taylor Hawkins, who has died aged 50.
The Foo Fighters drummer has been hailed as a “generous and cool person”, as well as a “fantastic musician” and “unstoppable rock power”.
The band announced Hawkins’ death on Friday amid a festival tour of South America.
Miley Cyrus, who was part of the line-up alongside Foo Fighters at the Estereo Picnic Festival in Bogota, Colombia, said she would dedicate her Saturday show to him.
Totally in disbelief at the Taylor Hawkins news. Our deepest condolences go to his family, bandmates, team, friends and everyone who has ever been touched by the music he created with @foofighters @alanis and so many others. That’s so incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 26, 2022
“My fondest memory of Taylor is dancing around the drums while he played this song…” she posted on her Instagram Story, complete with a picture of the Pretenders song Brass In Pocket.
“Replay, imagine us laughing forever.”
Members of rock band Nickelback said they were “completely in disbelief” at the news.
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“Our deepest condolences go out to his family, bandmates, team, friends and everyone who has ever been touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others,” the band tweeted.
“It’s so incredibly sad.”
Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello praised Hawkins’ “unstoppable rock power” in his own online tribute.
“God bless you Taylor Hawkins,” he said, sharing a picture of them together.
“I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest in peace my friend.”
It was heartbreaking to hear of Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an amazing talent that didn’t need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all of those things. The world was so fortunate to have his gifts for the time it had, rest in peace
— FINNEAS (@finneas) March 26, 2022
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr also expressed his condolences and wished “peace and love” for those close to Hawkins.
“God bless Taylor,” he wrote.
“Peace and love to all his family and the band, peace and love.”
Oscar-nominated producer Finneas O’Connell said “the world was lucky” to have experienced Hawkins’ “gift” before he died.
. @TaylorHawkins was really a great person and a great musician. My heart, love and condolences go out to his wife, children, family, band and fans. See you on the other side – Ozzy
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) March 26, 2022
“It’s so heartbreaking to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins, what an amazing talent that didn’t need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all of those anyway,” he said.
“The world was so fortunate to have his gifts for the time it had, rest in peace.”
British rocker Ozzy Osbourne praised Taylor Hawkins as a “great human being and a great musician” and vowed to “see him on the other side”.
“@TaylorHawkins really was a great person and a great musician,” he said.
“My heart, love and condolences go out to his wife, children, family, band and fans.
“See you on the other side – Ozzy.”
Kiss member Gene Simmons said he was “shocked and saddened” by the news of Hawkins’ death.
He wrote: “Our prayers and condolences go out to the Hawkins family, friends and fans of @foofighters. Sad.”
Bill Idol said the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was ‘so tragic’
Idol shared a picture of the musician on Twitter and wrote: “So tragic. Rest in peace Taylor.”
Rock band The Smashing Pumpkins tweeted: “Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022.
The US Embassy in Bogotá extends our sincere condolences to Taylor Hawkins’ family, friends and fans. https://t.co/l2NUrK00ps
— US Embassy Bogota (@USEmbassyBogota) March 26, 2022
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Taylor’s family, his fans and of course his band.”
The US Embassy in Bogota also expressed its “sincere condolences” to the drummer’s family, friends and fans.
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