Talk show host James Corden recently paid tribute to late FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins on ‘The Late, Late Show’.
“We were all shocked and saddened on Friday when we heard the tragic news that Taylor Hawkins had passed away,” James said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “You have read things about Taylor and everything you read was true. He was a bright light. He lit up every room he ever walked into. He was so joyous and full of light and love and all the things that you want in a human being. I have such fond memories of any of the times that I got to spend with him.
“We just wanted to say that our thoughts go out to his family, his friends, his bandmates, the FOO FIGHTERS fans who are all around the world,” he continued. “And Taylor, thank you for everything you gave us while you were here.”
Corden then played the classic “Carpool Karaoke” clip of him and Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins crashing a Guitar Center in Los Angeles.
FOO FIGHTERS have now officially canceled all of their previously announced shows.
The band released the following statement: “It is with great sadness that FOO FIGHTERS confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.
“With Love, FOO FIGHTERS”.
FOO FIGHTERS announced Hawkins’s death on their Instagram account, writing: “The FOO FIGHTERS family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the announcement 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.”