Taylor Hawkins, the lengthy-time drummer for the mega-platinum Foo Fighters, has died. He was 50.
Hawkins’ demise was shown via the band in an internet submit overdue Friday night time. It did no longer launch a motive, but was known as his passing a “tragic and untimely loss.”
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with every person forever,” the statement examines. “Our hearts exit to his spouse, children, and own family, and we ask that their privateness be treated with the maximum respect in this unimaginably hard time.”
Hawkins changed into scheduled to play with the Foo Fighters in Bogota, Colombia, Friday. He was with them given that 1997, three years after the band commenced.
With his frenzied, frenetic energy — he didn’t play the drums a lot as pounded them Hawkins changed into the correct complement to singer and guitarist Dave Grohl.
“Part Beavis and Butthead, part Dumb and Dumber, we had been a hyperactive blur of Parliament Lights and air drumming wherever we went,” the frontman wrote in his 2021 autobiography, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music. In the ebook, Grohl called Hawkins his “high-quality friend and accomplice in crime.”