Foo Fighters cancel tour after tragic death of Taylor Hawkins

The Foo Fighters have announced they will no longer be performing at the Estéreo Picnic Festival following the death of Taylor Hawkins

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Taylor Hawkins meets drummer Emma Sofia on March 23

The Foo Fighters have canceled their tour following the tragic death of band member Taylor Hawkins.

The band were due to perform at the Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá, Colombia – but announced they will no longer be performing following the sad news.

They announced on social media that they will no longer be performing at the festival.

Taylor tragically died at the age of 50. A statement was released on Twitter.

It said: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins.

“His musical spirit and infectious laugh will always be with us.

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“Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time.”

According to local news reports, Taylor was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, where the band was scheduled to play at the festival.

Police believe Taylor’s death could have been drug-related and that he had reportedly complained to hotel staff about chest pains.

Devastated fans were left in shock after reading the band’s statement.

One asked: “No. No, I do not understand. Is this some kind of sick joke? Has someone hacked your account?”

But another told them: “This is not a joke, he was found dead in Bogotá today, they wanted to play at a music festival called Estereo Picnic today.”

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Another paid tribute, writing: “An incredible musician who will be missed. Loved his spirit and his smile.”

And another commented: “No. What? I can not believe that. What? I’m so grateful to have seen Taylor live.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Oliver Taylor Hawkins had a lifelong passion for music that saw him work as a touring drummer for the likes of Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan before joining Foo Fighters in 1997.

His career went from strength to strength and he was named Best Rock Drummer by Rhythm Magazine in 2005.

Taylor married his wife Alison in 2005 and they had three children together – Oliver Shane, Annabelle and Everleigh.

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