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“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.” posted on Foo Fighters Instagram.
The 50-year-old drummer was found dead in a hotel in Bogotá, Colombia, moments before the Foo Fighters performed at the Estéreo Picnic.
Taylor Hawkins himself is the second drummer for the Foo Fighters, joined in 1997, and has released 8 albums with the group.
Rest in peace, Taylor Hawkins.