Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for rock band Foo Fighters, has died, the band introduced late Friday.
Hawkins was 50 years previous. No reason for loss of life was given by the group, who posted a short assertion to social media.
“The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the assertion reads.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will dwell on with all of us eternally.”
Foo Fighters had been because of carry out on the Estereo Picnic music pageant in Bogota, Colombia on Friday. The pageant issued a press release in Spanish saying the band’s efficiency and the remainder of its South American tour was cancelled “because of a really severe medical situation.”
Hawkins joined the Dave Grohl-led group in 1997 after authentic drummer William Goldsmith left, making him one of many longest-serving members of the 28-year-old band.
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He performed on each certainly one of Foo Fighters’ eight albums since then, offering vocals and different devices along with drums in addition to co-writing some songs.
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He additionally starred together with the remainder of the band of their just lately launched horror-comedy movie, “Studio 666.”
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Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Value Texas in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Seashore, California. He performed within the small Southern California band Sylvia earlier than touchdown his first main gig as a drummer for Canadian singer Sass Jordan.
He then spent the mid-Nineties because the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette earlier than Grohl requested him to affix Foo Fighters.
It’s the second time Grohl has skilled the loss of life of an in depth bandmate. Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana when Kurt Cobain died in 1994.
Hawkins is survived by his spouse Alison and their three kids.
Tributes poured out on social media for Hawkins on Friday evening.
“God bless you Taylor Hawkins,” Rage Towards The Machine guitarist Tom Morello mentioned on Twitter together with a photograph of himself, Hawkins and Jane’s Dependancy singer Perry Ferrell. “I cherished your spirit and your unstoppable rock energy.”
“What an unbelievable expertise, who didn’t additionally should be so variety and beneficiant and funky however was all these issues too anyway,” tweeted Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother, co-writer and producer. “The world was so fortunate to have his items for the time that it did.”
–With recordsdata from the Related Press
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