hawkins He died on Friday night in a hotel in Bogotá, shortly before a show scheduled for the Festival Estéreo Picnic, on the outskirts of the Colombian capital.
The drummer sought medical attention for “chest pain” before he passed away.
A private doctor “performed the respective resuscitation maneuvers; however, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased, “explained the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá.
Thousands of fans awaiting the Foo Fighters’ performance on stage held a minute of silence and lit candles after hearing the tragic news.
The festival announced the cancellation of the band’s show in Colombia and its next concert on March 27 in Sao Paulo.
– Incredible drummer –
In an interview with broadcaster 95.5 KLOS last year, Grohl described his first encounter with hawkins and the way she convinced him to join the band.
“I was like, ‘Wow, you’re my twin or my spirit animal or my best friend!’ within the first ten seconds of meeting him.”
“And of course I had seen him play drums and I thought he was an amazing drummer,” he added.
“When I called him up and said, ‘Hey, I’m looking for a drummer,’ he said, ‘You know I’m your guy.’ I think he had more to do with our personal relationship than anything musical.”
The Foo Fighters celebrated their 25th anniversary last year on a tour that had been postponed due to the pandemic, and most recently produced “Studio 666,” a rock and roll horror film.
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Tributes from the world of music did not take long to surface. Legendary Ozzy Osbourne hailed him as a “great person and incredible musician”, while punk rocker Billy Idol described the news as “tragic”.
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello praised its “unstoppable rock power”.
“In total disbelief at the news of taylor hawkinsThe Nickelback rockers said in a statement on Twitter.
“Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his friends and everyone who has ever been touched by the music he created with @foofighters, @Alanis and so many others.”
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