Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died at 50.
Officials in Bogota, Colombia, say he reportedly suffered chest pains and emergency workers were unable to revive him.
The band is calling his death a “tragic and untimely loss.”
The band had been scheduled to play in Bogota on Friday night.
March 26, 2022
His cause of death is still under investigation, the Associated Press reported.
Hawkins was born in Texas and raised in California and had played drums for the Foo Fighters for 25 of the 28 years of the band's existence.
Along with lead singer and guitarist Dave Grohl, Hawkins was prominent in the band's videos and in its recent film “Studio 666.”
A message on the band's official account said, “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.” The message said, “Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family.”
The band Nickleback wrote on Twitter, "This is so incredibly sad."
In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others. This is so incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 26, 2022
Gene Simmons wrote on Twitter, "Our prayers and condolences go out to the Hawkins family."
Shocked and saddened to hear @taylorhawkins has passed away today.! 😞. Our prayers and condolences go out to the Hawkins family, @foofighters friends and fans. Sad. https://t.co/Mgu2K4SJyL— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) March 26, 2022
Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison and their three children, the AP reported.