Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50.
With the news of his passing, the band cancelled their tour in Bogota, Colombia, citing “a very serious medical situation”.
A short statement read they were “devastated” by the “tragic and untimely loss” of their bandmate and friend.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
No further details about Hawkins’ death were provided.
Local media outlets said that Hawkins was suffering from chest pain.
The band were due to perform at the Grammys on April 3, along with a North American tour in May.
Tributes have been pouring in for the drummer.
Musicians including Liam Gallagher and Ozzy Osbourne expressing their shock at his sudden death.
Absolutely devastated to hear the sad news about Taylor Hawkins my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends RIP brother LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 26, 2022
“In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins,” wrote rock band Nickelback. “Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created.”
Miley Cyrus has pledged to dedicate her forthcoming concert to Taylor Hawkins, following the Foo Fighters drummer’s death.
Hawkins joined the band in 1997 after previously touring with singer Alanis Morrissette, one of the biggest stars of the 90s.
He phoned frontman Dave Grohl – himself a former drummer with Nirvana – when previous member William Goldsmith departed, beginning a 25-year career with the group.
The Foos were just completing second album The Colour and the Shape, which includes their most famous song Everlong.