Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Passed Away At 50

The official Twitter account of Foo Fighters has recently posted a statement to confirm the sudden death of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

Starting his drumming career with Sass Jordan, Taylor Hawkins also worked with Alanis Morissette before joining Foo Fighters in 1997. In addition to his drumming in Foo Fighters records, Hawkins also provided vocals, guitar, and piano. He was also the co-writer on every album since the band’s third studio album, ‘There Is Nothing Left to Lose.’

Foo Fighters recently posted a statement on their official Twitter account to share the tragic news of Hawkins’ death. The drummer was only 50 years old. The cause of his death hasn’t been revealed yet. The band was currently on tour in South America to perform in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday.

In their official statement, the surviving members called Taylor’s death ‘tragic and untimely.’ The band sent  their condolences to Hawkins’ wife and children, and they also asked their fans to respect their privacy during these ‘unimaginably terrible times.’

Here is how Foo Fighters announced the passing of Taylor Hawkins:

“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 their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

You can see the official statement Foo Fighters posted on Twitter below.