Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic recently posted a picture on his website rehearsing with Foo Fighters to honor Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at the age of 50. You can check out the screengrab of the picture below:
The tragic passing away of Hawkins deeply saddened the music industry as many poured their tributes. In a new interview with Sofa King Cool Magazine, former Marilyn Manson and current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 discussed the recent passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. He said: “I was friends with Taylor and did some shows with him, with his band Chevy Metal.”
“It’s just a shame, because Taylor was very, very special — he was so talented,” he continued. “An incredible drummer, a great singer, just a great human being. And it just knocked me on my ass for two days. I didn’t talk to anybody. I was just so bummed out about this because I loved Taylor so much. And I miss him. He was someone very special and he was such a great human. God, he was just such a great dude and so fun to be around and just always happy. It’s just a terrible, terrible, terrible thing. He was a great person. People loved him, and he loved people.”
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.