Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies aged 50

Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer, has died at the age of 50. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band’s said in a statement.

“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.”

Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters
Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters. Photo: Robert Sutton

Foo Fighters were in South America and had been due to headline last night’s Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia. They were then due to play Lollapalooza Brasil in São Paulo tonight before continuing to tour in the United States.

Hawkins was Foo Fighters drummer for 25 years, replacing original drummer William Goldsmith in 1997. Hawkins is survived by his wife, Alison, and their children.

Foo Fighters at Bridgeport, CT's Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater. 17 September 2021
Foo Fighters. Paying tribute to Charlie Watts. Photo: Shannon Wilk/MetalTalk

Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters
Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters. Photo: Robert Sutton

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