The music world woke up to a sad piece of news on Friday (March 25) as Rock band Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins has passed away at 50. There were no immediate details about how Hawkins died, though the band said that his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.”
A message on the band’s official Twitter account was also emailed to reporters. It read, “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.” After Foo Fighters founder and frontman Dave Grohl, Hawkins was probably the most prominent member of the group, appearing alongside Grohl in interviews and playing prominent roles in the band’s videos.
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To mourn Hawkins’ demise, his musical contemporaries immediately took to social media and sent out to celebrate his “spirit and unstoppable rock power.” In the Foo Fighters’ statement, the band highlighted the 50-year-old’s “musical spirit and infectious laughter.”
After Foo Fighters founder and frontman Dave Grohl, Hawkins was probably the most prominent member of the group, appearing alongside Grohl in interviews and playing prominent roles in the band’s videos. He also starred in Foo Fighters’ recently released horror-comedy film, “Studio 666,” where a demonic force in a house the band is staying in seizes Grohl and makes him murderous.
Hawkins and other band members, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, are killed off one by one. The film allowed the group, which has been one of rock music’s most durable acts, to have fun while acting out a long-running joke for decades. The film’s premise came out of their work on their 10th studio album at home in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.
Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins Obituary, Cause of Death
Hawkins was Foo Fighters’ drummer for 25 of the band’s 28 years, taking over for original drummer William Goldsmith in 1997. Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Beach, California. He played in Sylvia’s small Southern California band before landing his first major gig as a drummer for Canadian singer Sass Jordan. He then spent the mid-1990s as the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette before Grohl asked him to join the Foo Fighters. It’s the second time Grohl has experienced the death of a close bandmate. Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana when Kurt Cobain died in 1994. Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison and their three children.
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