Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. The band was due to play on the same day of his death. The Foos were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. This led to the band canceling the rest of their South American tour. Recently, a video clip surfaced on the internet which saw Red Hot Chili Peppers paying subtle tribute to Hawkins.
One of the fans on Reddit noted an interview of Chris Shiflett on the Surf Splendor podcast and the fan claimed that Shifty’s new music and Foo Fighters were discussed. However, the fan claimed Taylor Hawkins’ tragic death was never mentioned.
Taylor Hawkins was mentioned
Dani_0612 noted that “I watched this on yt yesterday. He does mention T’s passing when he talks about why he hasn’t done his podcast. In the video he gets visibly upset and you can see they edited a little. It’s tough to watch. Great interview though!”
The cause of Hawkins’ death was 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 had also canceled their 2022 tour dates.