Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50 while on tour in South America with the band. Although details of his death have not been revealed, a statement posted by the band called the loss “tragic and untimely”.
Foo Fighters were scheduled to play in Bogota, Colombia on Friday night. Emergency vehicles were reported to be outside the hotel in Bogota where Hawkins is believed to have been staying.
Hawkins was born February 17, 1972 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was raised in California where he played in the band Sylvia and eventually landed his first big drumming gig with singer Sass Jordan. He went on to tour with Alanis Morissette before joining Foo Fighters in 1997.
In 2004, Hawkins formed Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, releasing three studio albums with the group. In 2021, Hawkins and Jane’s Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney formed a supergroup dubbed NHC. Their EP Intakes & Outtakes is due out in 2022.
Following news of Hawkins’ death, numerous musicians and celebrities took to social media to express their grief.
Hawkins is survived by his wife, Alison, and three children.
Absolutely devastated to hear the sad news about Taylor Hawkins my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends RIP brother LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 26, 2022
In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others. This is so incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 26, 2022
This was Taylor Hawkins' last text to me: "Ya We’ve yet to fully have a hang -Got a put that shit together before we die" Wise words from my friend- put that shit together! I'm so fucking sad. Another one gone too soon.— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) March 26, 2022
. @TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side – Ozzy— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) March 26, 2022