Foo Fighters' Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dies at 50
- American rock band Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins died at the age of 50 on March 25, 2022.
He had stayed at the Casa Medina hotel in Bogotá, Colombia due to the band's South American tour.
According to the Associated Press, the city's emergency center had received a report of a patient (Taylor Hawkins) with “chest pain” from the hotel and sent an ambulance. Health workers tried to perform CPR, but Taylor Hawkins was declared dead at the scene.
Colombian authorities announced that a preliminary urine toxicology test indicated that Taylor Hawkins had ten substances in his system when he was found dead, including opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, and THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis.
Foo Fighters announced on social media, “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. HIs musical sprit and infectious laugher will live on whit all of us forever. Our hears 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.”
- Taylor Hawkins joined in Foo Fighters in 1997 after a previous drummer William Goldsmith leaving the band. Then, he recorded eight studio albums between 1999 and 2021.
Before joining in Foo Fighters, he was the touring drummer for Sass Jordan and for Alanis Morissette, as well as the drummer in the progressive experimental band Sylvia.
Taylor Hawkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a member of Foo Fighters.
- source : Associated Press