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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins ‘had 10 different drugs in his system’ when he died

Taylor Hawkins had ‘ten different sorts of drugs in his system’ when he died in the five-star Casa Medina resort in Bogota, sources say.

Well-known Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM, claimed earlier as we speak {that a} police officer who entered 50-year-old Hawkins’ room had instructed prosecutors he noticed a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder. 

Meanwhile, revered Colombian newspaper El Tiempo stated a confidential report it had been knowledgeable about pointed to hallucinogens – mind-altering drugs that may embody LSD – being discovered contained in the resort room. 

Velez added: ‘In the room, Colombian authorities discovered an empty beer can, an opened bottle of vodka, a Coca-Cola bottle and another articles that are being analysed by authorities.

‘Witnesses on the resort inform me Taylor Hawkins referred to as the entrance desk for assist because of “chest pain” earlier than being discovered useless in his room.’ 

He added: ‘Taylor Hawkins died of overdose. Colombian authorities discovered: marihuana, antidepressants, opioids, heroine. At least 10 different substances discovered, sources inform me.’

Emma Sofía, the 9-year-old Paraguayan girl who fulfilled her dream of playing drums for the American band Foo Fighters and meeting drummer Taylor Hawkins

Emma Sofía, the 9-year-old Paraguayan woman who fulfilled her dream of enjoying drums for the American band Foo Fighters and meeting drummer Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters hold lit candles fans outside Casa Medina Hotel today where band's drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead

Foo Fighters maintain lit candles followers exterior Casa Medina Hotel as we speak the place band’s drummer Taylor Hawkins was discovered useless

Colombian newspaper El Tiempo said a confidential report it had been informed about pointed to hallucinogens - mind-altering drugs that can include LSD - being found inside the hotel room. (Pictured, file image of a hotel room at Casa Medina)

Colombian newspaper El Tiempo stated a confidential report it had been knowledgeable about pointed to hallucinogens – mind-altering drugs that may embody LSD – being discovered contained in the resort room. (Pictured, file picture of a resort room at Casa Medina)

Members of the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) remove the lifeless body of the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, at the Casa Medina hotel, in Bogota, Colomia

Members of the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) take away the lifeless physique of the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, on the Casa Medina resort, in Bogota, Colomia

One unconfirmed native report stated a number of glasses have been discovered contained in the drummer’s room, sparking hypothesis he had been entertaining company earlier than his dying. 

Colombia’s State Prosecution Service, in its first official feedback on the tragedy, confirmed: ‘As quickly as we have been made conscious of the dying of overseas nationwide Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters drummer, who was staying at a resort in the north of Bogota, a group of prosecutors and investigators was mobilised to cope with pressing issues and assist the investigation.’ 

Prosecution officers haven’t but made any official remark relating to the hypothesis the musician’s dying could also be drug-related.

The drummer who has a historical past of drug use died in a resort room in the north of Colombia’s capital.

The Metropolitan Police of Bogota, in a press release carried by a number of Colombian newspapers, stated: ‘The reason for dying has but to be established. According to these near him, the dying may very well be associated to the consumption of drugs.’

Local experiences stated resort employees referred to as the emergency companies after Hawkins suffered chest pains however he was already useless by the point medical responders arrived. Foo Fighters had been scheduled to play at a live performance in the Colombian capital.

Hawkins, a father to 2 teenage youngsters, had brazenly mentioned his drug and overdose struggles years earlier than what the band referred to as his ‘tragic and premature’ dying. 

Musicians Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl attend the Rock for Teens event benefiting the Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program at UCLA on November 5, 2011

Taylor Hawkins was pictured in what is believed to be for the final time on social media on Wednesday. He is seen on a plane with band member Pat Smear (left) and Samantha Sidley (right) who was working for the band on Wednesday March 23, 2022

Taylor Hawkins was pictured in what’s believed to be for the ultimate time on social media on Wednesday. He is seen on a airplane with band member Pat Smear (left) and Samantha Sidley (proper) who was working for the band on Wednesday March 23, 2022

White powder 'similar to cocaine', and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who has died aged 50. (Above, file image of a hotel room at the Casa Medina in Bogota)

White powder ‘just like cocaine’, and hallucinogens, have been allegedly discovered in the five-star Casa Medina resort room of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who has died aged 50. (Above, file picture of a resort room on the Casa Medina in Bogota)

Four years after becoming a member of Foo Fighters, Hawkins overdosed on heroin and ended up in a coma in 2001 which he later described as the results of him ‘taking it too far’.

Colombian music and leisure journalist Alejandro Marin tweeted as information of the drummer’s dying emerged: ‘Don’t start accountable the nation as a result of Taylor died in Colombia if he died of an overdose. Don’t be so silly.’

Shortly after Hawkins’ dying was introduced, dozens of followers along with journalists and videographers started to collect exterior the resort the place the band had been staying. Many seemed to be in full shock on the information with some lighting candles.

Ambulances and police vehicles may very well be seen stationed exterior of the property. Later on Friday night time, Hawkins’ physique was lastly introduced out of the resort, positioned right into a coroner’s van and pushed away.

The group had been scheduled to play on the Festival Estéreo Picnic in the Colombian capital the place an announcement instructed concert-goers that the band wouldn’t be enjoying because of a ‘severe medical situation’. 

Hawkins, who was married to his spouse Alison and a father to 2 teenage youngsters, Oliver and Annabelle, had simply accomplished a number of tour dates in South America with the band final enjoying in San Isidro, Argentina, final Sunday. 

Health chiefs in Bogota seemed to be signalling final night time that Hawkins suffered a coronary heart assault. 

The Secretariat of Health issued a press release which confirmed the Foo Fighters drummer had sparked a medical emergency after struggling ‘chest pains’.

It stated: ‘With regards to the dying of the American musician Taylor Hawkins in the neighbourhood of Chapinero, which occurred on Friday night time, the City Health Department states the next:

‘The metropolis’s Emergency Regulation Centre obtained an alert a couple of affected person with chest ache in a resort situated in the north of the town. 

‘An ambulance was despatched to take care of this case. However when the well being division groups arrived, they discovered a cell response unit from the company EMI on the scene.’

A sheet is held up as the body of Hawkins is moved to a coroner's van by forensic technicians outside the Casa Medina hotel

A sheet is held up because the physique of Hawkins is moved to a coroner’s van by forensic technicians exterior the Casa Medina resort

No cause of death was immediately announced but the band revealed they were 'devastated by the tragic and untimely loss'

An announcement on stage where the Foo Fighters were due to perform on Friday y told audiences that the band would not be performing due to a 'serious medical situation'

No reason for dying was instantly introduced however the band revealed they have been ‘devastated by the tragic and premature loss’ (pictured left) in a tribute shared on their social media web page. Pictured proper: an announcement on stage the place Foo Fighters have been because of carry out on Friday instructed audiences that the band wouldn’t be performing because of a ‘severe medical state of affairs’

People react outside the Casa Medina hotel, where Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the band Foo Fighters was staying

People react exterior the Casa Medina resort, the place Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the band Foo Fighters was staying

 ‘The well being skilled that was coping with the emergency indicated makes an attempt to revive the affected person had been carried out however there had been no response and the affected person was pronounced useless. 

‘The related authorities eliminated the physique and began work on the investigations required as a part of most of these incidents. 

‘We remorse the dying of this proficient and world-famous drummer and ship a message of condolences to his household, bandmates and followers.’

It made no point out of drugs in its assertion, regardless of the very fact police had alluded to Mr Hawkins’ dying presumably being drug-related earlier in the day. 

Local experiences had already referred to resort employees at Casa Medina, the luxurious resort Hawkins was staying at, calling in emergency response groups after the drummer suffered chest pains.  

Hawkins joined the band in 1997 after the group accomplished their second album, The Colour and the Shape. 

Prior to being in Foo Fighters, Hawkins performed drums for Alanis Morissette from whom he was recruited by frontman Dave Grohl – Nirvana’s personal legendary drummer.

Some fans said prayers and lit candles to the legendary drummer who died in his hotel room on Friday night

Some followers stated prayers and lit candles to the legendary drummer who died in his resort room on Friday night time

Grohl shaped his second band Foo Fighters in 1994 in the wake of an earlier tragedy, simply months after Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s frontman, took his personal life.

After Cobain’s suicide in April, Grohl retreated and was not sure if he wished to remain in the music business however created Foo Fighters in October that year after penning a 15-track demo and signing with Capitol information.

In Grohl’s 2021 ebook ‘The Storyteller,’ he referred to as Hawkins his ‘brother from one other mom, my greatest pal, a person for whom I might take a bullet.’

‘Upon first meeting, our bond was quick, and we grew nearer with day-after-day, each track, each be aware that we ever performed collectively,’ Grohl wrote. ‘We are completely meant to be, and I’m grateful that we discovered one another in this lifetime.’

When Hawkins got here aboard in 1997, Foo Fighters moved from the choice rock scene to attain mainstream success, frequently packing out arenas and stadiums. 

The police were on site quickly at the hotel in northern Bogota where Hawkins and his bandmates were staying

The police have been on website shortly on the resort in northern Bogota the place Hawkins and his bandmates have been staying

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters perform during day one of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 18, 2022 in Santiago, Chile. This is believed to be one of the last publicly known photos of him performing

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters carry out throughout day one among Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 18, 2022 in Santiago, Chile. This is believed to be one of many final publicly recognized photographs of him performing

Foo Fighters' charismatic drummer, Taylor Hawkins, has died at the age of 50. Pictured: Taylor on stage in October 2021

Foo Fighters’ charismatic drummer, Taylor Hawkins, has died on the age of fifty. Pictured: Taylor on stage in October 2021

An imaginative and rock-solid drummer, he had the seemingly thankless job of enjoying drums behind Foos singer-guitarist Dave Grohl, who is among the biggest drummers in rock historical past. 

Hawkins crammed that function with aplomb, bringing his personal hard-hitting, time-juggling model to the band’s straight-ahead rock sound with out making an attempt to emulate Grohl. 

He was additionally a robust singer and steadily took the mic throughout the band’s live shows and on B-sides, usually on cover variations (similar to a 2008 team-up with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, when Grohl went behind the drum package at Hawkins took the mic). 

As effectively because the 9 albums he put out with Foo Fighters, Taylor additionally had three albums with his band Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders and an extra album with facet project The Birds of Satan. 

Hawkins had spoken frankly about his drug use in the previous and had brazenly mentioned his overdose in 2001 which noticed him land in a coma for 2 weeks.

In a 2021 interview with Kerrang! Hawkins shared the harrowing particulars and described how he had been ‘heading down a street that was going to result in even worse paths’.

He instructed the publication: ‘I used to be partying in London one night time, and I mistakenly did one thing and it modified every little thing.

‘I believed the bull***t delusion of stay laborious and quick, die younger.

‘I’m not right here to evangelise about not doing drugs, as a result of I cherished doing drugs, however I simply received uncontrolled for some time and it virtually received me.

‘I used to be heading down a street that was going to result in even worse paths. Whether somebody’s sober, or they like a glass of wine with dinner, or they need a bottle of Jägermeister earlier than they go on stage, or they prefer to smoke doobies all day lengthy, everybody has their very own path, and I took it too far.

‘I’m glad it received knocked on the pinnacle at that time. I would not take something away that I’ve performed or been by both, as a result of it is all a part of the journey and the journey. I’m making an attempt to be as candid as I might be.’

In a separate interview in 2018, Hawkins instructed Beats 1 of the overdose: ‘I used to be partying rather a lot. I wasn’t a junkie per se, however I used to be partying. There was a year the place the partying simply received just a little too heavy.

‘Thank God on some stage this man gave me the fallacious line with the fallacious factor one night time and I awoke going, ‘What the f**okay occurred?’ That was an actual altering level for me.’

Hawkins stated he now goes mountain biking to clear his head and, though he was ‘not an AA dude’, he stated he developed a system that ‘works for [him]’. 

The Foo Fighters are pictured in their last song in their more performance last Sunday, March 20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Foo Fighters are pictured in their final track in their extra efficiency final Sunday, March 20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hawkins could be seen in his usual position behind the drum kit at the Lollapalooza music festival in Buenos Aires

Hawkins may very well be seen in his ordinary position behind the drum package on the Lollapalooza music pageant in Buenos Aires

'In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @FooFighters, @Alanis and so many others. This is so incredibly sad,' wrote Nickelback on Instagram.

Miley Cyrus shared a black-and-white snap of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shortly after his death was announced on Friday. She joined celebrities paying tribute to him and noted her show on Saturday would be dedicated to him

‘In utter disbelief on the information of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his household, his bandmates, his group, his mates and everybody that was ever touched by the music he created with @FooFighters, @Alanis and so many others. This is so extremely unhappy,’ wrote Nickelback on Instagram. Miley Cyrus shared a black-and-white snap of the late Foo Fighters drummer

Billy Idol tweeted, 'So tragic. Rest in peace Taylor' in a simple yet poignant message

Billy Idol tweeted, ‘So tragic. Rest in peace Taylor’ in a easy but poignant message

Ozzy Osbourne praised Taylor Hawkins as a 'great person and an amazing musician,' and promised to 'see him on the other side.'

Ozzy Osbourne praised Taylor Hawkins as a ‘nice particular person and an incredible musician,’ and promised to ‘see him on the opposite facet.’

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker posted a playful backstage photo with his band and Foo Fighters, as Taylor flashed his trademark grin

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker posted a playful backstage picture with his band and Foo Fighters, as Taylor flashed his trademark grin

Tributes to Hawkins poured in instantly on social media from fellow musicians together with Nickelback, Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Idol.  

‘In utter disbelief on the information of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his household, his bandmates, his group, his mates and everybody that was ever touched by the music he created with @FooFighters, @Alanis and so many others. This is so extremely unhappy,’ wrote Nickelback on Instagram.

Ozzy Osbourne praised Taylor Hawkins as a ‘nice particular person and an incredible musician,’ and promised to ‘see him on the opposite facet.’

‘@TaylorHawkins was really an amazing particular person and an incredible musician,’ Osbourne wrote on Twitter.

‘My coronary heart, my love and my condolences exit to his spouse, his youngsters, his household, his band and his followers.

‘See you on the opposite facet – Ozzy.’

Sharing an image of Hawkins on-line Idol wrote: ‘So tragic. Rest in peace Taylor.’

Miley Cyrus introduced on Instagram that she could be dedicating her subsequent live performance to the drummer.

She shared a black-and-white picture of Taylor rocking out on his drum set on stage as he flashed his trademark smile.

‘This is how I’ll all the time bear in mind you…’ she captioned her picture, earlier than including, ‘My present tomorrow is devoted to Taylor Hawkins.’ 

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker joined in the somber tributes by sharing a sweet photo of his band meeting up with Hawkins and other Foo Fighters members.

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker joined in the somber tributes by sharing a candy picture of his band meeting up with Hawkins and different Foo Fighters members.

'God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power,' wrote Rage Against the Machine frontman Tom Morello. 'Rest In Peace my friend.'

‘God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I cherished your spirit and your unstoppable rock energy,’ wrote Rage Against the Machine frontman Tom Morello. ‘Rest In Peace my pal.’

“I’ve always had so much admiration for him,” former drummer with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy tweeted

‘I’ve all the time had a lot admiration for him,’ former drummer with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy tweeted

'Amazing drummer & a gem of a guy who was always fun to be around,' said producer Steve Albini

‘Amazing drummer & a gem of a man who was all the time enjoyable to be round,’ stated producer Steve Albini

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker joined in the somber tributes by sharing a candy picture of his band meeting up with Hawkins and different Foo Fighters members.

Hawkins may very well be seen grinning whereas the group’s entrance man Grohl mugged for the digicam.

‘I haven’t got the phrases. Sad to put in writing this or to by no means see you once more,’ he addressed the fallen drummer. ‘I’ll always remember Laguna Beach days when I used to be a trash man enjoying in a punk rock band and also you have been enjoying with Alanis.

‘You’d come watch me play in dive bars and be like, ‘child you are a star’. And I assumed you have been loopy however you gave me a lot hope and dedication,’ Barker wrote. 

‘Years later we toured along with Blink and Foo’s in Australia and I’ve the most effective reminiscences of smoking cigarettes in the restroom of flights we have been on collectively and watching your set each night time. To say I’ll miss you my pal is not sufficient. Till the subsequent time we discuss drums and smoke in the boys room … Rest In Peace.’

‘God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I cherished your spirit and your unstoppable rock energy,’ wrote Rage Against the Machine frontman Tom Morello. ‘Rest In Peace my pal.’ 

‘I’ve all the time had a lot admiration for him,’ former drummer with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy wrote. 

Billie Eilish's brother and collaborator Finneas praised Hawkins' kindness and generosity in a sweet tweet

Billie Eilish’s brother and collaborator Finneas praised Hawkins’ kindness and generosity in a candy tweet

Richard Marx wrote that he was 'gutted' by the news after he had recently collaborated with the drummer

Richard Marx wrote that he was ‘gutted’ by the information after he had not too long ago collaborated with the drummer

Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden simply wrote that he had 'no words' while adding a broken-hearted emoji

Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden merely wrote that he had ‘no phrases’ whereas including a broken-hearted emoji

Full House star John Stamos shared his final conversation with Taylor with his Twitter followers as he mourned his missed opportunity to catch up with his friend one last time

Full House star John Stamos shared his last dialog with Taylor with his Twitter followers as he mourned his missed alternative to meet up with his pal one final time

Kiss cofounder Paul Stanley wrote that he was 'speechless and gutted' from the news of Hawkins' death

Kiss cofounder Paul Stanley wrote that he was ‘speechless and gutted’ from the information of Hawkins’ dying

Actor Josh Brolin simply shared a closeup photo of Taylor and captioned it, 'No,' while adding a crying emoji

Actor Josh Brolin merely shared a closeup picture of Taylor and captioned it, ‘No,’ whereas including a crying emoji

The musician and legendary report producer Steve Albini wrote that Hawkins’ dying had left music ‘lessened’ and ‘duller.’

‘Taylor Hawins was a terrific drummer with a beautiful disposition, appeared all the time to be having the time of his life. I did not know him effectively however I do know music is lessened by his passing, made duller and smaller. Requiescat,’ he wrote. 

Billie Eilish’s brother and musical collaborator Finneas paid tribute to Hawkins on Twitter.

‘So heartbroken to listen to about Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an unimaginable expertise, who did not additionally must be so type and beneficiant and funky however was all these issues too anyway,’ he wrote.

‘The world was so fortunate to have his items for the time that it did, Rest In Peace.’  

Actor Josh Brolin merely shared a closeup picture of Taylor and captioned it, ‘No,’ whereas including a crying emoji. 

Kiss cofounder Paul Stanely wrote that he was ‘speechless and gutted’ from the information of Hawkins’ dying.

‘Taylor was an amazing man, a dad and a husband. My coronary heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What terrible information. 

Full House star John Stamos shared his last dialog with Taylor with his Twitter followers as he mourned his missed alternative to meet up with his pal one final time.

‘This was Taylor Hawksin’ final textual content to me: ‘Ya We’ve but to totally have a grasp -Got a put that s*** collectively earlier than we die’ Wise phrases from my friend- put that s*** collectively! I’m so f***ing unhappy. Another one gone too quickly,’ he wrote.

Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden merely wrote that he had ‘no phrases’ whereas including a broken-hearted emoji. 

Richard Marx wrote that he was ‘gutted’ by the information after he had not too long ago collaborated with the drummer.

‘Gutted. Completely gutted. We simply recorded one thing collectively a month in the past. Can’t even course of this proper now. Let’s maintain Taylor spouse and kids near our hearts.’

Fans of the band have been additionally in shock with one writing: ‘We are devastated by this. Our hearts exit to his household & Foo brothers’ whereas a 3rd responded: ‘Is this actual? What?’

Another Twitter person stated: ‘In absolute shock & disbelief over the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve all the time had a lot admiration for him.

‘Amazing drummer & a gem of a man who was all the time enjoyable to be round. I’m completely gutted…my deepest condolences to his bandmates & household.’

Hawkins had spoken openly about his battle with drugs and had given a candid interview on the subject last year. Hawkins is pictured in November 2021 in Monterrey, Mexico

Hawkins had spoken brazenly about his battle with drugs and had given a candid interview on the topic final year. Hawkins is pictured in November 2021 in Monterrey, Mexico

Hawkins had spoken brazenly about his battle with drugs.

‘I used to do lots of f**king drugs. You get the work performed,’ he stated in interview with Kerrang final year in which he spoke of ‘dwelling quick and dying younger’.  

‘Everyone has their very own path and I took it too far. I used to be partying in London one night time, and I mistakenly did one thing and it modified every little thing.

‘I believed the bulls**t delusion of stay laborious and quick, die younger. I’m not right here to evangelise about not doing drugs, as a result of I cherished doing drugs, however I simply received uncontrolled for some time and it virtually received me.

‘I used to be heading down a street that was going to result in even worse paths. Whether somebody’s sober, or they like a glass of wine with dinner, or they need a bottle of Jägermeister earlier than they go onstage, or they prefer to smoke doobies all day lengthy, everybody has their very own path, and I took it too far.

‘I’m glad it received knocked on the pinnacle at that time. I would not take something away that I’ve performed or been by both, as a result of it is all a part of the journey and the journey. I’m making an attempt to be as candid as I might be. I am going mountain biking now.’

Foo Fighters have been scheduled to carry out on the Lollapalooza Festival in Brazil on Sunday and on the Grammy Awards per week later, on April 3.

The band additionally has a number of tour dates scheduled by December in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

Hawkins and his wife have three children, one of whom is pictured here

Taylor Hawkins, left, and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters are pictured prior to the Grammy awards in 2014

Hawkins and his spouse have two youngsters, one among whom is pictured right here, Taylor Hawkins, left and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters are pictured previous to the Grammy awards in 2014

Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Nate Mendel pose backstage as Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden in June 2021

Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Nate Mendel pose backstage as Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden in June 2021

‘The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will stay on with all of us perpetually. Our hearts exit to his spouse, youngsters and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect in this unimaginably troublesome time,’ the band wrote in a press release.  

At the time of his dying, Foo Fighters have been on tour in South America. The band had performed in San Isidro, Argentina, final Sunday and have been because of carry out in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday night time – the day his dying was introduced.

Pictures on social media confirmed followers gathering in entrance of the stage on the Estereo Picnic pageant, with lit candles being positioned on stage.

The band have been scheduled to carry out on the Grammys on April 3 and have been because of start a brand new tour of North America in May.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Foo Fighters in 2021 by Sir Paul McCartney.

Following the discharge of their most up-to-date album, Medicine At Midnight, the band filmed a spoof-horror movie titled Studio 666, in which Hawkins starred alongside his bandmates.

Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Worth, Texas, he had labored as a touring drummer for the likes of Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan earlier than becoming a member of Foo Fighters in 1997.

His career went from energy to energy and he was named Best Rock Drummer in 2005 by journal Rhythm.

Taylor then joined the band after the singer Dave Grohl fell out with the drummer William Goldsmith. Goldsmith then left the group. 

Grohl had additionally beforehand been the drummer in Nirvana and the group ended up re-recording an album they made with Goldsmith, with Grohl enjoying the drum components himself earlier than reaching out to an acquaintance when on the lookout for suggestions for a brand new drummer, who steered Taylor.

Grohl was below the impression Taylor would not wish to go away Morissette’s touring band however Taylor determined to affix the band stating that he had lengthy wished to be the drummer in a rock band.

Taylor additionally offered vocals, guitar and piano for the band on varied recordings.

Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters performs onstage at the after party for the Los Angeles premiere of

Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters performs onstage on the after occasion for the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Studio 666’ on the Fonda Theatre on February 16, 2022 in Hollywood, California

(From left-right) Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee of Foo Fighters attend the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony  in October 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio

 (From left-right) Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee of Foo Fighters attend the thirty sixth Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony  in October 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio

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