The music world was shocked Friday night (March 25) with news of the passing of the Foo Fighters and NHC drummer Taylor Hawkins. He was 50 years old.
The Foo Fighters shared the news on social media.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins, the statement read. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever. Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time. »
Hawkins was remembered by many in the community as one of rock’s finest drummers and a rising star vocalist for supergroup NHC with Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney.
Slash: “Devastated by the loss of our friend #TaylorHawkins I have no words to express all the feelings I have about his passing. But my heart goes out to his family. & his gang & friends. RIPTaylor”
FINISHED: “So heartbroken to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins, what an incredible 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 his gifts for when he did, Rest In Peace”
Travis Barker: “I don’t have the words. Sad to write this or never see you again. I’ll never forget the days in Laguna Beach when I was a trash man playing in a punk rock band and you played with Alanis. You’d come watch me play in neighborhood bars and say, “kid, you’re a star.” And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination. Years later we toured with Blink and Foo’s in Australia and I have the fondest memories of smoking cigarettes in the toilets on the flights we were on together and watching your set every night. Saying that I will miss you my friend is not enough. Until next time we talk drums and smoke in the boys room…Rest In Peace 😢🥁💔”
LL Cool J: “Sending love and light to all of the Foo Fighters family, friends and fans. Rest in power Taylor.
Sheila E.: “I am devastated to hear the news of the passing of one of my favorite drummers, Taylor Hawkins. Blessings to the family and the band. My condolences. Taylor will be missed!
Ozzy Osbourne: “. @TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, love and condolences go out to his wife, children, family, band and fans. See you on the other side – Ozzy”
Ringo Star: “God bless Taylor peace and love to all his family and the peace and love group.”
Tom Morello: “God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest in peace my friend.”
The Smashing Pumpkins: “Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022. Our deepest condolences to Taylor’s family, fans and of course his band. »
Machine Gun Kelly: “taylors…”
Steve Albini: “Taylor Hawkins was a terrific drummer with a wonderful disposition, always seemed to have the time of his life. I didn’t know him well but I know the music is dulled by his passing, made duller and smaller. Requiescat.
Wolfgang Van Halen: “I’ll never forget meeting Taylor while on tour in San Diego in 2012. He was such a ridiculously nice guy. The guy just emanated cool. Him, my dad and I talked as long as we could until ’til we had to go. Amazing drummer and vocalist, he’s been a constant inspiration to me throughout my life. It’s like a kick in the stomach.
My most sincere condolences go to his family.
We will miss you very much, Taylor
Rest in peace.”
Leann Rimes: “EVOID to hear of the passing of our friend and neighbor, Taylor Hawkins. Incredulous, like everyone else. He was one of my favorite people, always full of love…he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with his family , at Foo’s… #RIPTaylorHawkins #FooFighters“
Paul Stanley: “Speechless and drained. Taylor was a great guy, father and husband. My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What terrible news.
Guns N’ Roses: “Always failed.”
Cory Landel (fan): “Throwback to the days when Taylor Hawkins and the Foo Fighters rick rode the Westboro Baptist Church fanatics…I’m a devastated fucking man, tear up Taylor Hawkins”
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