Who Inherited Taylor Hawkins’ Money, The Net Worth He Left Behind
Known for his warm smile, never-ending positive energy, and kind heart, Taylor Hawkins had many friends in and out of the music industry. Along with his drumming skills and musical talent, these facts helped him win everybody’s hearts easily. For that reason, Hawkins’ sudden passing in 2022 devastated the rock music world, as he was a person almost everyone loved.
Born on February 17, 1972, in Fort Worth, Texas, Taylor Hawkins developed an interest in music as a young boy. He grew up in Laguna Beach, California, after his family moved there in 1976. The drummer had two siblings and was the younger of three. As a student at Laguna Beach High School, Hawkins met and became friends with the Yes frontman Jon Davison.
When he graduated from high school, Hawkins decided to pursue a music career. He started playing in an Orange County-based band named Sylvia and later in Sass Jordan as their drummer. Between 1995 and 1997, Hawkins played for Alanis Morissette during tours and appeared in some of her music videos. In 1997, he joined Foo Fighters and became the band’s drum player.
Throughout his music career, Taylor Hawkins had many other projects and guest appearances in various artists’ music works. So, he contributed to lots of artists before his unexpected death. As it turns out, the drummer left a great amount of money behind when he passed away. Let’s take a closer look at Taylor Hawkins’ career and personal life and find out who inherited his net worth.
Highlights From Taylor Hawkins’ Music Career
During the recordings of Foo Fighters’ second album, conflicts arose between Dave Grohl and William Goldsmith. In the end, Goldsmith left the band, and they had to re-record the album with Grohl playing drums. After the release of ‘The Colour and the Shape,’ Dave contacted Taylor to seek recommendations for a new drummer. He didn’t ask him because he didn’t expect him to leave Alanis Morissette’s band. To Grohl’s surprise, Hawkins volunteered to join Foo Fighters himself.
In 1997, Foo Fighters announced Taylor Hawkins as their new member. His first appearance with the band was in the music video for ‘Monkey Wrench,’ although the band had recorded the song before his addition. Throughout the years, Hawkins made significant contributions to the Foos’ success — not only with his drumming talent but also with his vocals, guitar, and piano playing. He also wrote songs for the band and was listed as a co-writer on every album since 1999’s ‘There Is Nothing To Lose.’
Besides his work with the Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins also had other musical ventures. He formed his side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in 2006 and released three albums with the band. The late drummer also had other projects like Chevy Metal and The Birds of Satan. Over the years, Hawkins lent his drumming skills to artists such as Eric Avery, Brian May, Elton John, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Taylor Hawkins’ Personal Life And Details About His Untimely Death
Taylor Hawkins married the love of his life, Alison, in 2005. They had three children together; Oliver Shane and two daughters — Annabelle and Everleigh. It was known that Hawkins was using substances before his marriage to Alison. In fact, he even overdosed on heroin in 2001 and entered a coma for two weeks. Dave Grohl, his best friend, stayed at Hawkins’ bedside until he opened his eyes.
On March 25, 2022, while Foo Fighters was on tour in South America and getting ready to take the stage in Bogotá, Colombia, Taylor Hawkins passed away in his hotel room at 50. Although he complained about heart pain before his passing, his previous experiences with substances brought questions to mind. Later on, a toxicology test revealed that the drummer had ten substances in his blood, possibly contributing to his death.
Foo Fighters announced the tragic news on Twitter and asked for privacy. On June 8, 2022, they decided to honor Hawkins’ legacy with two huge tribute shows, which took place in September. Apart from the star-studded guest list, the drummer’s son Oliver Shane Hawkins paid tribute to his father by performing ‘My Hero’ by taking on Taylor’s role behind the drum kit.
Taylor Hawkins Has A Net Worth Of $40 Million — Who Inherited It?
Before his passing, Taylor Hawkins had a net worth of $40 million. Looking through all his contributions to the music scene and successful career with Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette, this amount probably doesn’t surprise anyone. Hawkins and his family lived in a 7,000-square-foot estate in Hidden Hills, which he purchased in 2012 after his former Topanga Canyon home. The estate was once owned by Howie Mandel and was listed for $3.099 million.
Taylor Hawkins’ former home in Topanga Canyon was a four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,728-square-foot estate. The drummer purchased the residency in May 2000 for $585,000. As their family grew, Taylor and Alison decided to move to Hidden Hills and purchased the 7,000-square-foot luxury house for $2.7 million. It is known that Hawkins’ family house also has a barn, a swimming pool with a spa, and horse facilities.
Hawkins had several automobiles — a 1$ million Rolls-Royce Phantom, a $550,000 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, and others such as a Volvo XC60, Jaguar F-Type, Lincoln Nautilus, and an Audi Q8. So, it appears like the late drummer was also a car enthusiast. Upon his unexpected passing, Taylor left all his fortune to his wife and children.