Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died aged 50 while the band was in Colombia to play a music festival
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Tributes have kicked in following the untimely death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The musician was just 50 years old when he was found dead in his hotel room ahead of the band’s performance at a music festival in Bogota, Colombia, according to local reports.
His tragic death was announced by the band on Twitter, who wrote: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins.
“His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live on in all of us forever.
“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.”
Following the devastating news, Taylor’s peers in the music industry spoke out about the legacy he left behind.
Singer/rapper Tom Morello wrote: “God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest in peace my friend.”
Nickelback’s official Twitter account shared a statement that read: “In utter disbelief at the news from Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences 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. It’s so incredibly sad.”
Promoters Live Nation wrote: “We have lost one of rock music’s greatest drummers. Our hearts go out to his family, the band and fans around the world as we all mourn this heartbreaking loss. Taylor Hawkins from RIP Foo Fighters.”
Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy wrote: “Absolutely shocked and in disbelief at the death of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve always admired him so much. Amazing drummer and a gem of a guy who was always fun to be with. I am absolutely disappointed…my deepest condolences to his bandmates and family.”
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Glee star Finneas O’Connell, known for co-writing songs with his sister Billie Eilish, wrote: “So heartbroken to hear of Taylor Hawkins’ death, what an incredible talent that isn’t had to be nice, generous and cool, but were all those things anyway. The world was so fortunate to have his gifts for the time it had, rest in peace”.
Kiss star Paul Stanley tweeted: “Speechless and gutted. Taylor was a great guy, a father and a husband. My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What terrible news.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/taylor-hawkins-mourned-music-world-26561028 The music world mourns the passing of Taylor Hawkins as peers pay tribute to the Foo Fighters drummer