Taylor Hawkins, the long-time drummer for the mega-platinum Foo Fighters, has died. He was 50.
Hawkins’ loss of life was confirmed by the band in an internet submit late Friday night time. It didn’t launch a trigger, however referred to as his passing a “tragic and untimely loss.”
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever,” the assertion learn. “Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
Hawkins, was scheduled to play with the Foo Fighters in Bogota, Colombia, Friday. He had been with them since 1997, three years after the band started.
Along with his frenzied, frenetic vitality — he did not play the drums a lot as pounded them — Hawkins was the proper complement to singer and guitarist Dave Grohl.
“Part Beavis and Butthead, part Dumb and Dumber, we were 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. Within the e book, Grohl referred to as Hawkins his “best friend and partner in crime.”
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