(GEMS RADIO)—Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50.
Taylor Hawkins, the drummer of The Foo Fighters, died last night. The band was ready to go on stage in Columbia when the news broke of Hawkins death.
The cause of death has not been disclosed.
“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,” the band said on Twitter.
The band was scheduled to play at Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday.
Taylor Hawkins have been drumming in the Foo Fighters since 1997. “When you have a drummer like Taylor Hawkins in your band, I don’t necessarily miss being the drummer — because I have the greatest drummer in the world,” said lead singer of the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl. “Taylor is a much more technically minded drummer than I am.”
Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello said this: “God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend.”
Ringo Starr tweeted: “God bless Taylor peace and love to all his family and the band peace and love.”
And singer Ozzy Osbourne spoke on Hawkins’ character, saying he was “was truly a great person and an amazing musician.”