Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for rock band Foo Fighters, has died, the band introduced late Friday.
Hawkins was 50 years outdated. No reason for dying 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 reside on with all of us endlessly.”
Foo Fighters had been on account of carry out on the Estereo Picnic music competition in Bogota, Colombia on Friday. The competition issued a press release in Spanish saying the band’s efficiency and the remainder of its South American tour was cancelled “on account of a really critical medical situation.”
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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.
He performed on each one among Foo Fighters’ eight albums since then, offering vocals and different devices along with drums in addition to co-writing some songs.
He additionally starred together with the remainder of the band of their not too long ago launched horror-comedy movie, “Studio 666.”
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Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Price Texas in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Seaside, 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-Nineteen Nineties because the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette earlier than Grohl requested him to hitch Foo Fighters.
It’s the second time Grohl has skilled the dying 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.
–With information from the Related Press
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