Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer dead at 50


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Andrew Forsyth, Staff Writer

Taylor Hawkins was found dead late Friday night March 25 in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia shortly before the band was set to play at a music festival that night.

Hawkins, who was 50 years old leaves behind his wife Alison, and his two children Oliver and Annabelle.

Hawkins was the drummer for popular rock band Foo Fighters for 25 years. As well as the best friend of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

The Foo Fighters addressed his passing with a post on Instagram as well as a tweet to Twitter. The band asked for the respect of Hawkins’ family and their privacy while they mourn his untimely and sudden passing.

“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,” said the band in a social media statement

Hawkins was also the frontman for his band Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders since 2004 as well as a side project being NHC which consisted of himself, Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney.

As of March 26 the cause of death is unknown although toxicology tests have been done and according to the Associated Press it’s been found he had multiple drugs in his system including marijuana, opioids and tricyclic antidepressants.

Hawkins will be remembered by fans for years and years to come. His talent was like no other.