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Tributes paid to Taylor Hawkins after Foo Fighters drummer dies, aged 50
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Tributes paid to Taylor Hawkins after Foo Fighters drummer dies, aged 50

After this weekend’s sad and shocking news that Taylor Hawkins had passed away at the age of 50, tributes have been pouring onto social media for the Foo Fighters drummer since his death was announced on Saturday in an emotional statement from the band.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” said the statement, adding that Hawkins’ “musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.”

Foo Fighters has been scheduled to perform at Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia, where local emergency services confirmed that they had received a call regarding a patient suffering from chest pains, and that they had “carried out resuscitation maneuvers” on Hawkins before he was declared dead at the scene.

The news sent shockwaves throughout an industry in which Hawkins was a popular and well-liked figure, known for his generosity and positivity. Queen duo Brian May and Roger Taylor were among those to pay tribute to Hawkins, with Taylor describing him as “an inspiration and a mentor” to his son Rufus, now a member of The Darkness, and May – with whom Hawkins worked on a restoration of Dennis Wilson’s ‘Holy Man’ – stating that he was “heartbroken” and referring to Hawkins as “family to us”.

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher were among those to pay tribute to Hawkins in the wake of Saturday’s announcement, some of which you can find below…

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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