FOO Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, 50, has passed away on March 25.
At this time, there is no cause of death for the band’s long-time drummer.
Taylor Hawkins joined The Foo Fighters in 1997 after they lost their original drummer
Who was Taylor Hawkins?
Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Worth Texas in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Beach, California.
He played for the small band Sylvia in Southern California before landing his first major job as a drummer for Canadian singer Sass Jordan.
In the mid-90s, he was the drummer on Alanis Morrissette’s tour before Dave Grohl asked him to join The Foo Fighters.
The band was formed in 1994 as a one-man project by lead singer Grohl before he sought out other members.
At the time of his death Foo Fighters were on tour in South America.
The band had played in San Isidro, Argentina, last Sunday and were due to perform in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday night – the day his death was announced.
What was Taylor Hawkins’ cause of death?
No cause of death has been given at this stage.
Local media outlets reported that Hawkins had been suffering from chest pain and an ambulance had been called.
Foo Fighter’s said in a statement: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins.
“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.”
What bands has Taylor Hawkins been in?
Along with Sylvia and The Foo Fighters, Hawkins started his own side project called Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders.
Hawkins was both the drummer and vocalist for the American rock band.
On March 21, 2006, the band released their debut self-titled album which featured 11 tracks.
On April 19, 2019, the second album, Red Light Fever, was released and featured guest artists including Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen.
The third and final album, Get the Money, was released on October 15, 2019.
Is Taylor Hawkins in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Hawkins and the rest of the Foo Fighters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 by Paul McCartney.
With The Foo Fighters, Hawkins won six Grammys and numerous other awards.
He was also voted “Best Rock Drummer” in 2005 by the United Kingdom drumming magazine Rhythm.
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