The news of Foo Fighters’ drummer dying this week has really rocked the world of music. Taylor Hawkins was 50 years old and had been with the band for many years. From what his friends and family said about him, he was kind and fun to be around.
It was confirmed on Twitter that Hawkins died while the band was on their South American tour. The tweet read, “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.”
Celebrities Pay Tribute
Billy Idol posted a picture on Twitter with Hawkins and it was captioned, “So tragic. Rest in peace, Taylor.” Then the band, Nickelback wrote, “Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with Foo Fighters, Alanis, and so many others. This is so incredibly sad.” Ringo Starr, from the Beatles ever gave Taylor a tribute.
Celebrities Mourn Taylor Hawkins
He wrote, “God bless Taylor. Peace and love to all his family and the band.” Finneas, who is going to play with his sister Billie Ellish at the Academy Awards wrote, “I am heatbroken. What an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway. The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did.”
Another musician who gave Hawkins a tribute was Richard Marx. He posted on Twitter, “We just recorded something together a month ago. Can’t even process this right now. Let’s hold Taylor’s wife and children close to our hearts.”
Miley Cyrus shared a picture of him on her Instagram Story and wrote, “This is how I’ll always remember you. My favorite memory with Taylor is dancing around his drum kit while he played along to this song. Playing it on repeat imagining us laughing…Love forever.” Even Queen band member, Brian May wrote, “No. It cannot be. Heartbroken. Taylor, you were family to us. Our friend, our brother,our beloved child. Bless you. We will miss you so bad.”
This tragic event has really taken a toll on the world of music and it is clear just how important Taylor was to it all. We are hopeful that his family will get the answers on what happened to him that caused this and they can take the time to grieve and heal through this.
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