Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. His death occurred on the same day the band was going to perform at a concert. They were in South America and were supposed to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. Hawkins’ death led to the cancellation of their South American tour. The band was also replaced for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. They were also replaced for the Osheaga 2022 show as well. The band was also replaced by Muse at the Rock in Rio Lisboa, which is scheduled for June 18.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to Hawkins at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on Sunday. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Hawkins’ widow Alison, and the rest of the band looked on.
Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who was a close friend of Hawkins, had “Taylor” spelled out on his drum in tribute.
Photos on social media showed Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Nate Mendel watching Red Hot Chili Peppers play from the wings.
Taylor Hawkins’ sudden death shook up the band, and they halted all their activities. While the cause of Hawkins’ death isn’t confirmed, there are reports. Reports from The Daily Mail say that his death could have happened because of the consumption of drugs. Hawkins had a history of drug abuse.
The band was staying in the five-star Casa Medina hotel and an initial investigation found white powder similar to cocaine and hallucinogens in Hawkins’ hotel room.
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