FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins has passed away at the age of 50.
The band confirmed his passing in a statement, writing: “The FOO FIGHTERS family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. 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.”
Taylor‘s cause of death has not been revealed.
At the time of Hawkins‘s death, FOO FIGHTERS were on tour in South America and were preparing to perform in Bogota, Colombia on Friday. That show has since been canceled.
Before joining FOO FIGHTERS in 1997, Hawking was the touring drummer for Sass Jordan and Alanis Morissette, as well as the drummer in the progressive experimental band SYLVIA.
Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison, whom he married in 2005, and their three children: Oliver Shane, Annabelle and Everleigh.