Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Passes Away At 50, Band Calls It 'Tragic And Untimely Loss'-DETAILS BELOW

Foo Fighters were on tour in South America and they played at a festival in San Isidro, Argentina on Sunday

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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Passes Away At 50, Band Calls It 'Tragic And Untimely Loss'-DETAILS BELOW
In a rather unfortunate turn of events, Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer of the popular rock band Foo Fighters, passed away at 50. While the officials are yet to share the exact details as to how Taylor died, however, the band has said in a statement Friday that his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.” 

Incidentally, Foo Fighters were on tour in South America and they played at a festival in San Isidro, Argentina on Sunday, and the band had been scheduled to play at another in Bogotá, Colombia on Friday night. 


Foo Fighter’s official Twitter account issued a statement that was emailed to the reporters 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. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”


Taylor was probably the most prominent member of the group after Foo Fighter founder and frontman Dave Grohl. The drummer appeared alongside Dave in interviews and played prominent roles in the band's videos.

He also starred in Foo Fighters' recently released horror-comedy film, Studio 666, in which a demonic force in a house the band is staying in seizes Dave and makes him murderous. 


In the film, Taylor and other members of the band, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, are killed off one by one. The film allowed the group, who for decades have been one of rock music’s most durable acts, to have fun while acting out a long-running joke.

Taylor was Foo Fighters' drummer for 25 of the band's 28 years of existence, taking over for original drummer William Goldsmith in 1997.

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