Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters Dies at 50

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We are saddened and shocked to learn of the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at the age of 50. He died Friday in Columbia, where Foo Fighters were scheduled to play at a music festival. Hawkins had been the drummer for Foo Fighters for 25 years.

There were no immediate details on cause of death.

Prior to joining Foo Fighters in 1997, Hawkins was Alanis Morrissette’s touring drummer.

Dave Grohl recently wrote of Hawkins in his 2021 book “The Storyteller,” saying he was a “brother from another mother, my best friend, a man for whom I would take a bullet.”

“Upon first meeting, our bond was immediate, and we grew closer with every day, every song, every note that we ever played together,” Grohl wrote. “We are absolutely meant to be, and I am grateful that we found each other in this lifetime.”