Taylor Hawkins – a member of the rock band Foo Fighters – died at the age of 50 while touring with the group in South America.
On March 25, the band’s representative confirmed the information with Variation but did not reveal the cause of death. Taylor Hawkins performed with the Foo Fighters in Argentina last weekend and has traveled to Colombia to prepare for his next concert this weekend. The band also plans to play at the Grammy Awards in early April.
The band paid tribute to Hawkins in a press release: “His passion for music and his ability to spread laughter will live on forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family. The band is full of hope. The fans respect their privacy at this difficult time. . . “
Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 after William Goldsmith left. This 1972-born musician quickly became the main face of the band. He often appears alongside lead vocals Dave Grohl at press conferences and important events. Most recently, Hawkins and his teammates acted and produced comedy – horror films studio 666, inspired by the music and operations of Foo Fighters.
Over the course of his 25-year career, Hawkins has featured on eight Foo Fighters albums and one EP. The band has sold approximately 30 million records worldwide, winning 12 Grammy Awards including four times in the “Best Rock Album” category. In 2005, the magazine Rhythm England chose Hawkins as the best rock drummer. Prior to working with Foo Fighters, Hawkins collaborated with singer Alanis Morissette for two years.
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