Longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has passed away at the age of 50, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band revealed in a statement posted on Twitter late Friday night.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” Foo Fighters said. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.”
The band added, “Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginable difficult time.”
The statement from Foo Fighters, who had been on a tour of South America, did not reveal Hawkins’ cause of death.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in February 1972, Hawkins was the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette before joining Foo Fighters in 1997.
In his 2021 autobiography “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl referred to Hawkins as his “best friend and partner in crime.”
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— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
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