Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters Dead at 50

The band were scheduled to perform tonight in Bogotá, Colombia

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 26, 2022

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died. He was 50.

Foo Fighters confirmed the news on social media. No cause of death has been given. The statement describes his death as a "tragic and untimely loss" and asks for privacy.

Foo Fighters are in the midst of a world tour, and are currently in South America. They were due to play tonight in Bogotá, Colombia. According to various sources, he was found unresponsive in his hotel room [via The Daily Mail].

Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997, for the tour behind that year's The Colour and the Shape, and he had been with them ever since. Prior to that, he was in Alanis Morissette's backing band.

Hawkins also had a number of side-projects: Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, the Birds of Satan, and the classic rock cover band Chevy Metal. He recently formed the supergroup NHC with Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Cheney. At various points, he also sat behind the kit with Coheed and Cambria, Brian May, Slash and more.

Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison, who he married in 2005. They had three children: Oliver Shane, Annabelle and Everleigh

This is a developing story.

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