Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has tragically died at 50, with a hotel video after his death surfacing. Coupi_Doupi posted this on Reddit, claiming to be Hawkins’ nephew: “Hey guys, never posted anything here but I really just wanted to talk about Taylor. I’m one of Taylor’s nephews, and our family’s have always been really close. My Mom, his sister, are the closest siblings i’ve ever seen. They always talked, loved each other a lot, and our families would visit each other frequently. I know this can really come off as fake but I wanted to at least put it out there as Taylor really was a great friend and I wanted to confirm things.
However, I really cannot comprehend how I feel at the moment. Taylor Hawkins, my uncle, my fucking idol, my absolute rock has passed away earlier today. It truly hurts so much to say that as my family has been very close with him and his family. It feels unreal to come to terms with how he’s not gonna be around anymore. This man felt invincible to me, an extreme success, a noble person, someone who sought the dream he wanted and he worked for it. He was always there for me and my family, he taught me valuable lessons that I’ll teach to my kids, he was a great father and wanted us to succeed in life.
He was one the most active and intelligent people i’ve ever known. Please cherish those closest to you and know that anything can be gone in an instant. My heart goes out to all of you as I know Taylor has been a great inspiration for many and was a crucial part of the band. There simply isn’t another person who was what he was. Rest in piece Uncle Tay, you will never be forgotten. I love you man.