FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50.
The band confirmed his passing in a statement earlier tonight (Friday, March 25) which reads:
“The FOO FIGHTERS family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” read the message. “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.”
FOO FIGHTERS were on tour in South America at the time of Hawkins’s death and were preparing to perform in Bogota, Colombia on Friday. That show has since been canceled.
Taylor’s cause of death has not been revealed.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Hawkins joined FOO FIGHTERS in 1997. He is survived by his wife Alison, whom he married in 2005, and their three children: Oliver Shane, Annabelle and Everleigh.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022