Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’ drummer, died recently. He was 50 years old at the time. The terrible news of his untimely demise was announced on the band’s official social media sites. Taylor Hawkins was said to be planning a performance in Bogota, Colombia on Friday night before heading to Lollapalooza Brazil on Sunday, March 27. Hawkins is survived by his three children, Oliver Shane, Annabelle, and Everleigh, as well as his wife Alison.
Taylor Hawkins, what happened to him?
The iconic band is presently on tour in South America, with Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee.”It is with a heavy heart that we are here to offer you some very terrible news,” Festival Estero Picnic stated on March 25. “Due to a very difficult medical situation, Foo Fighters will not be able to play tonight and have cancelled the rest of their South American tour.” The band is set to perform at the 2022 Grammy Awards on April 3, but no modifications have been made.
Taylor Hawkins’ cause of death?
Taylor Hawkins’ death comes just weeks after the loss of Louie Anderson, the iconic actor and comedian. He had been admitted to the hospital a few days prior after being diagnosed with cancer, but he regrettably passed away. On January 9, another Hollywood legend, Bob Saget, passed away. Betty White died of natural causes on December 31, 2021, at the age of 99. Chick Vennera, DMX, Jay Black, and Jeanette Maus are just a handful of the celebrities who passed away last year, leaving fans devastated. Hawkins joined the rock band (formed by Grohl) in 1997 after the previous drummer, William Goldsmith, left. He had created a reputation for himself travelling with Alanis Morissette before joining the Foo Fighters.
Rest In Peace Taylor Hawkins. A true Rock legend. pic.twitter.com/pMljeGUSih— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins’ death comes as a shock to many
He was, of course, much more than a drummer. He proved to be a terrific singer and songwriter throughout his time with the Foo Fighters, co-writing many of the band’s most renowned tunes. The news of Hаwkins’ death startled many people on social media. “Aаааааааааааааааааааааааhhhh No, one person said, “A cool day in the sun is as nice as music gets,” while another said, “No.” I’m sorry, but I don’t understand. Is this some kind of twisted joke?”I can’t believe their account was hacked,” one person expressed in surprise. There are none. I can’t imagine how Dаve and the other guys are feeling right now. Siblings. Taylor, don’t be concerned.
No. No I don’t understand. Is this some kind of sick joke? Has someone hacked their account?— Kimberly Nissen (@KimberlyNissen) March 26, 2022
“Like every @foofighters fan, I’m devаstаted by Tаylor Hаwkins’ untimely deаth,” one person said. Extraordinary drummer and human role model. “WTF KILLED HIM?” says the narrator. “I’m really stunned by the news of Tаylor Hаwkins’ pаssing,” said another, as another ended. His drumming with the Foo Fighters has been a constant part of my musical life since I was a small boy. It’s the first time I’ve ever heard drumming like this. “Peace be with you,” says the narrator.
I just cant.. no words. Can't imagine what Dave and the guys are going through. Brothers.— David Moore (@davidmoore_7) March 26, 2022
Rest easy Taylor pic.twitter.com/KSTrIitvmL
WTF KILLED HIM??— simplyrich (@Kuta81Ra) March 26, 2022
In absolute shock & disbelief over the the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve always had so much admiration for him. Amazing drummer & a gem of a guy who was always fun to be around. I’m absolutely gutted…my deepest condolences to his bandmates & family 😥🙏 #RIPTaylorHawkins pic.twitter.com/a3X0k2AqYW— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) March 26, 2022
God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/AkiRLF2L3e— Tom Morello (@tmorello) March 26, 2022
Here’s Dave Grohl talking about why Taylor Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997.— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) March 26, 2022
What a devastating loss. RIP pic.twitter.com/Et0Bav5eVs
RIP Taylor Hawkins. Last performance in Mexico City March 15 2022 💔 pic.twitter.com/M1xaSvt3VH— David Saadia (@dsaadia) March 26, 2022