Mar 26, 2022
By Steve Kee
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died at 50.
There were no immediate details about how Hawkins died. The band said in a statement that his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.” The band had been scheduled to play a festival in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday night.
Born in Texas and raised in California, Hawkins played drums for the Foo Fighters for 25 of the 28 years of the band’s existence. Along with lead singer and guitarist Dave Grohl, Hawkins played prominent roles in the band’s videos and in its recent horror-comedy film “Studio 666.”
Before the Foo Fighters, Hawkins played drums for Canadian women, first Sass Jordan and then Alanis Morrissette.