Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away suddenly at a hotel in Columbia. He was only 50 years old. At this time, it is believed that his death is due to a cardiovascular collapse due to suspected drug use.
The band announced the news on Twitter on Friday night. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band wrote in a brief statement. “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.”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
At a recent concert, Sir Elton John paid tribute to the late musician by dedicating a song to him at his recent performance.
Elton John Dedicates Song To Taylor Hawkins
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On Saturday night, Sir Elton John was giving a performance in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of his farewell tour that is scheduled to conclude sometime in 2023. The musician has spent over six decades in the entertainment industry and was said to be friends with the late Taylor Hawkins.
On Saturday, he took a moment to dedicate his song “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to the late drummer.
The lyrics of the song seemed extremely applicable, with John singing, “Too late to save myself from falling / I took a chance and changed your way of life / But you misread my meanin’ when I met you / Closed the door and left me blinded by the light.”
Elton John was far from the only musician who paid tribute to the late drummer. Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher also dedicated his song “Live Forever” to Hawkins at a recent performance.
Liam Gallagher Dedicates ‘Live Forever’ To Taylor Hawkins On Saturday
On Saturday night, Oasis performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Gallagher took a moment to dedicate the performance of “Live Forever” to Hawkins.
“I dedicate this last song to the one and only Taylor f—ing Hawkins,” he said before the song. A photograph of Hawkins appeared on the screen behind him. “This is for you, brother.”
Some fans were able to record a snippet of the song, which they shared on YouTube.
Before His Death, Taylor Hawkins Said ‘We Gotta Put That S— Together Before We Die’
Close friend John Stamos lost comedian Bob Saget earlier this year. He took the loss of friend Taylor Hawkins especially hard and took to Twitteron Saturday to share Hawkins’ last text message with his followers, which was eerily poignant.
Stamos tweeted, “This was Taylor Hawkins’ last text to me: ‘Ya We’ve yet to fully have a hang -Got a put that s— together before we die’ Wise words from my friend- put that s— together! I’m so f—ing sad. Another one gone too soon.”
“So sorry for your loss. Good message for anyone. Tomorrow I am going to say good bye to my niece who will be taken off life support,” another fan shared. “A sad reminder we never know what life will bring and make sure those we love know it. Last night I saw your old movie Wedding Wars loved it.”
“It’s been an endless line of deaths the last few years… and getting younger and younger. With no signs of health issues,” another commented.
“I’m so sorry… Please hug your loved ones. Spend time with them because you never know when/or if, you’ll ever see them again,” said another. “I know, I lost my youngest daughter unexpectedly… Let’s hold on to the memories for the ones we’ve lost, until we see them again. RIP”
“I am very sorry. I’m about your age, and despite abundant evidence to the contrary, we tend to think there’s ample time to get around to things we haven’t done,” another wrote. “When we’re right, we don’t notice. When we’re wrong, it’s a gut punch. So sorry.”