Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died. The band communicates it directly on social channels. The American musician was 50 years old. The band announced on March 25 (already 26 in Italy) their tragic death with a message: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins.
His musical spirit and his infectious laugh will live with us all forever. Our hearts are for his wife, for his children, and for his family and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this difficult to imagine time.
” The Foo Fighters are currently touring South America and were supposed to play at the Estero Picnic Festival in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25th and at Lollapalooza in Brazil two days later. In Italy, the group headed by Dave Grohlhe would have passed by us on 12 June, at the I-Days in Milan.
Updates are awaited on the causes of death.
“No joke, he was found dead today in Bogotá. They were going to play today at a music festival called Estereo Picnic,” said a third. “I’m sorry for your loss. I remember being on the same plane as Taylor Hawkins to Los Angeles with him once. I never met him, but he’s smiling face was such an infectious artist. He always seemed to be smiling. May his memory be a blessing.”, declared one more in addition.
It is worth mentioning that Foo Fighters is a rock group from the USA composed by ex-Nirvana Dave Grohl in the 90s. Their title is taken from “foo fighter”, used by pilots in World War II. To report enigmatic aerial objects, called UFOs in short.
Taylor Hawkins was born in Dallas, Texas on February 17, 1972, and played with Sylvia throughout his career before joining Alanis Morissette’s band on tour. He joined Foo Fighters in 1997 after William Goldsmith (Sunny Day Real Estate) passed away. He also founded the band Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders and the parallel project The Birds of Satan in 2014. We leave you a BBC 6 Music video below, dedicated entirely to drums and his playing. Further down a classic: Everlong.