Music industry mourns ‘tragic loss’ of Foo Fighters drummer
The disappearance of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has left the entire music industry and the band’s fans in deep shock, with many heartfelt tributes to the 50-year-old via social media. Taylor’s untimely demise has been confirmed by his bandmates, as they released a joking statement that they were “devastated” by the tragic loss of their beloved member.
Many prominent musicians and celebrities have expressed their condolences over the passing of Hawkins, who was supposed to perform with his bandmates at the Grammy Awards next month. Canadian rock band Nickelback said they were “completely disbelieved” at hearing of Taylor’s disappearance, while fellow drummer Ringo Starr sent love to his family and foo fighters.
The music industry mourns the death of foo fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
Taking to their Twitter account on Saturday, March 26, Nickleback wrote a statement which read: “Totally in disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, bandmates, crew, friends and all who have been touched by the music he has created with @foofighters @Alanis and so on many more It’s so incredibly sad.
American singer-songwriter Finneas, who will perform alongside his sister Billie Eilish at the 2022 Oscars, joked that he was heartbroken by the news. He added: “What an incredible talent, who didn’t have to be so kind and generous and cool, but was all that too anyway. The world has been so lucky to have their gifts for the time being. where he did, Rest In Peace.”
In complete disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, bandmates, crew, friends and all who have been touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others. It’s incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 26, 2022
So sorry to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins, what an amazing talent, who didn’t need to be so kind and generous and cool, but was all of that too anyway. The world was so lucky to have its gifts for the weather, Rest In Peace
— FINNEAS (@finneas) March 26, 2022
Singer Ozzy Osbourne hailed Hawkins as a “great person and an incredible musician” and added: “My heart, love and condolences go out to his wife, children, family, band and fans. See you soon. the other side.” Songwriter Richard Marx, Tom Morello and many others also wrote distressed posts via social media.
According to People, the band was touring South America at the time of Hawkins’ death. Hawkins is survived by his wife, Alison, and three children.
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