Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50. His demise occurred at the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia. One of the fans on Reddit, chocobomonk noted Dave Chappelle performed at the Hollywood Bowl last night. Before he came onstage, an “In Memoriam” montage was played by Chappelle, honoring several comedians and friends who had passed in the last 2-3 years.
Taylor Hawkins was included in the montage
Taylor was also included, and a picture of him and Chappelle was shown. This has caused a surprise among the fans as Chappelle is a very polarizing figure for some. Still, it was a great gesture. Before the montage, they also played a short clip of a tearful and emotional Chappelle, describing how it never gets easier seeing friends pass year after year.
Foo Fighters were due to fly to Colombia ahead of their appearance at Bogotá’s Festival Estéro Picnic which was eventually canceled due to Hawkins’ tragic death. Just as Foo Fighters were getting ready to head to the venue, an unexpected storm flooded the streets, leaving the entire city underwater. It was the same storm that caused lightning to strike Miley Cyrus’ plane.
Previously, Lucas Ovelar who is a teacher based in Paraguay served as a tour guide and interpreter for Foo Fighters during their visit to Asunción on March 21st and 22nd — days before the tragic passing. He recently spoke with Consequence and revealed what the drummer had said to Pat Smear.
The cause of Hawkins’ death is still not officially confirmed, but there are reports. ‘According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.’ The Daily Mail reported this alleged statement. He had a history of drug abuse.
White powder ‘similar to cocaine’, and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Hawkins. Highly respected Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM recently claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder. Foo Fighters have canceled their 2022 tour dates.