Taylor Hawkins, the drummer of the American rock band Foo Fighters, was found dead in a hotel on March 25, 2022, at the age of 50.
Although no cause of death was announced during the statement, the Attorney General’s office of Columbia has confirmed finding over 10 different substances in the toxicology report following Taylor’s death. These substances include varying amounts of THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.
Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform Friday night in Bogotá as part of Festival Estéreo Picnic in Columbia. Taylor Hawkins has been a fan-favorite element of the legendary rock group since 1997.
Foo Fighters released an official statement regarding the passing of Taylor Hawkins on the dawn of March 26th.
Needless to say that this loss comes as a shock to the band, the fans, as well as the entire industry. Many artists came forth to express their condolences and remember Taylor Hawkins for the talent and the human he was.
Coldplay’s frontman, Chris Martin dedicated a performance of Foo Fighter’s song “Everglow” in remembrance of the passing of this “beautiful, beautiful man.”
Dave Grohl, the frontman of the Foo Fighters, wrote about Taylor Hawkins in his memoir ‘Storyteller’;
“…Taylor Hawkins, my brother from another mother, my best friend, a man for whom I would take a bullet. Upon first meeting, our bond was immediate, and we grew closer every day, every song, every note that we ever played together.”
Watch below one of the last live performances of Taylor Hawkins with the Foo Fighters at the Lollapalooza festival in Argentina on March 20th.
Taylor Hawkins was not only an exceptional drummer. He was a very talented vocalist as well. Watch Taylor Hawkins sing “Somebody to Love” by Queen, while Dave Grohl took over the drums at Lollapalooza in 2022.
Rest in eternal peace, Taylor!