“Foo Fighters” Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead At 50


We send our heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends, and fans who are mourning his passing.

Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’, Alanis Morissette’s, and his own band’s drummer, died at the age of 50. On social media late Friday night, the Foo Fighters acknowledged his untimely passing.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the post reads. “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 ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

On Friday, Hawkins was discovered lifeless in a hotel room at the Four Seasons Casa Medina in Bogota. According to a story from Colombia that claimed government information obtained by the New York Post, numerous drugs were discovered in the room where the drummer died.

“The health professional who attended the emergency indicated that they performed the respective resuscitation maneuvers,” the city’s health secretary said in a statement in Spanish. “However, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

A toxicology test conducted from Hawkin’s urine found 10 distinct chemicals, including opiates, tricyclic antidepressants, and benzodiazepines, as per the Attorney General’s Office in Bogotá, Colombia. His case will be pursued by investigators indefinitely.

On Sunday night, Hawkins and his Foo Fighters colleagues were slated to headline Lollapalooza Brazil. At the time of his death, Dave Grohl and other members of the band were in Colombia for a number of events.

Hawkins was candid about his past issues with addiction, including surviving a heroin overdose in 2001. On social media, tributes flooded through, including one from Miley Cyrus, who said she would devote her show to the drummer.

Reactions to “Foo Fighters” Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead At 50

I can’t imagine being a drummer and losing your front man, then becoming the front man only to lose your drummer… rest in peace Taylor Hawkins, and peace be with you Dave Grohl, just devastating

Kurt Cobain meets Taylor Hawkins in heaven 😢

taylor hawkins was an actual human being who had friends and family, he was just not the drummer in dave grohl’s band, some of you are making his death all about dave and it’s so disrespectful

RIP Taylor Hawkins. Last performance in Mexico City March 15 2022 💔

rest in peace taylor hawkins. you'll be incredibily missed <3

i will talk about taylor hawkins until my mind can process his absence, so i apologize in advance to anyone who doesn’t care

rip Taylor Hawkins, we lost a fantastic drummer and human being ❤️

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