Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50 and several bands and stars of music world have poured in their thoughts. Foo Fighters just announced a touring hiatus.
Rush also paid tribute to the legendary drummer. The Instagram handle of the band posted a series of pictures and captioned:
“We are so very shocked and saddened to hear the devastating news of the sudden passing of our musical brother Taylor Hawkins.
He was such an incredibly positive source of music, energy and love, and a true artist to his very core…there are simply no words to adequately express just how much he will be missed by all – including Alex, myself and the entire Rush family.
Our hearts, love and sympathy go out to Taylor’s family as well the Grohls, and the extended Foos family…
Rest In Peace brother…
Geddy and Alex”
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Foo Fighters had issued an official statement of the band member’s death. It read: “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 with 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.”
Hawkins was found dead Friday in a hotel room at the Four Seasons Casa Medina in Bogota. The cause of 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. Renowned 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.