The long-time drummer of iconic rock band The Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, has died. The 50-year-old’s death was announced in a tweet from the band posted today.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the statement read.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.
“Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we asked that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
No cause of death was given in the statement.
The band had been scheduled to perform a show tonight in Bogota, Colombia, as part of a worldwide tour. The band was set to visit Australia for five shows in December this year.
Is Taylor Hawkins related to Dave Grohl?
Taylor Hawkins, his son, Oliver, and Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet Grohl, foo fighters.
After touring through the spring of 1996, Foo Fighters entered a Seattle studio with producer Gil Norton to record its second album.
Conflict during recording reportedly erupted between Dave Grohl and drummer William Goldsmith, eventually causing Goldsmith to leave the band.
Is Taylor Hawkins related to Justin Hawkins?
Justin Hawkins from The Darkness is related to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The Darkness frontman visited The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X this week and revealed how he’s a distant cousin of the Foo Fighters drummer. Justin Hawkins is already pretty rock ‘n’ roll, but now we know it’s in his blood.