Foo Fighters - Taylor Hawkins RIP

greggerypeccary

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Taylor Hawkins, the jovial, ferocious drummer for Foo Fighters, has died at the age of 50, according to a statement from the band.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” read the message, which was posted to social media. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.” Foo Fighters are currently on tour in South America and were preparing to perform at Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, a rep for the band told Rolling Stone.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Hawkins relocated to Southern California with his family in his early childhood. He first rose to prominence as the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette during the Jagged Little Pill era. “The second I heard ‘You Oughta Know,’ I was like, ‘I’m in that band!'” Hawkins told Rolling Stone in November 2021. “I just knew.” Hawkins also appeared in the music videos for the singer’s hit singles “You Oughta Know” and “You Learn.”

 

johnsmith

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The Colombian prosecutors office published a statement following a preliminary toxicology test on the 50-year-old's body.

It said 10 psychoactive substances and medicines were detected in Hawkins's system "including THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids".

The statement stressed it was a preliminary report and no conclusions had been made about the cause of Hawkins's death. It also did not say what volume of substances had been found in the analysis
 

mothra

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This blew me away. Not a huge fan of the Foo Fighters but i really like a few of their songs.

But all that aside, Taylor was clearly a very talented and charismatic guy with a great sense of humour. And seriously too young.

I present in evidence:

 

greggerypeccary

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This blew me away. Not a huge fan of the Foo Fighters but i really like a few of their songs.

But all that aside, Taylor was clearly a very talented and charismatic guy with a great sense of humour. And seriously too young.

I present in evidence:

I've seen them live once (right before COVID hit) and I had just bought tickets to see them again a week before he died.

They were amazing in concert.

Very sad, and way too young.
 
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