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Tributes pour in for Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

11:33 26 Mar 2022

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Very sad news has emerged this morning in the music and entertainment world.


Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50.

The band announced his death on social media, saying they were 'devastated' at the news.

Hawkins had drummed in the band for the best part of three decades.

"The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins," the band said on Twitter.

"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."

Hawkins died while Foo Fighters were on tour in the Colombian city of Bogota.

The band were due to play headline shows across the UK this summer.

Ozzy Osbourne said Hawkins "was truly a great person and an amazing musician".

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr wished "peace and love to all his family and the band".

Kiss's Gene Simmons said he was "shocked and saddened" at the news of Hawkins' passing.

US rock band Nickelback said they were in "utter disbelief" at the news of the drummer's death.

Guns N' Roses tweeted out a number of pictures of Hawkins with the caption "forever missed".

Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997 after being part of Alanis Morissette's live band.

No cause has been given for his death at this time.

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