The Grammy Awards paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins following the death of the drummer – best known as a member of the Foo Fighters – last month at the age of 50
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The Grammy Awards honored Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins following his death last month.
A few weeks ago it was announced that the musician, who has been a member of the band since 1997, has passed away at the age of 50, leaving his bandmates “devastated”.
The band later canceled all upcoming tour dates as they continue to mourn Taylor’s death and also miss an awards show performance.
This was addressed by host Trevor Noah during the show, which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, ahead of a memorial service for others.
The comedian revealed to the audience that the band was scheduled to perform, noting that they celebrated all three Grammy Awards.
However, he said they were not present due to the tragic death of their “legendary drummer” Taylor, and Trevor introduced a moment to remember him.
A video tribute played shortly after, showing photos and footage from Taylor’s career, in which he talked about what it takes to become a professional drummer.
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It included clips of Taylor playing drums at concerts throughout his career, with the montage also including a voiceover describing him as “the best drummer”.
The segment ended with audio of an audience at a Foo Fighters concert singing “there goes my hero” – lyrics from one of their songs – alongside a photo of Taylor.
It entered the In Memoriam segment of the Grammy Awards, which honors those who have died in the industry in the last year.
The segment featured a medley of songs by composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim – who was among those to be paid tribute after his death aged 91 in November.
The medley was performed by Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Rachel Zegler – ending the segment with “Somewhere” from West Side Story.
The segment drew a standing ovation from the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, home of this year’s Grammy Awards.
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