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The band announces that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50


Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has passed away at the age of 50, the band said on Twitter on Friday.

A resident of Orange County is survived by his wife and children.

Hawkins grew up in Lagoon Beach. For the past 25 years he has played with Foo Fighters.

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 all of us forever. Our hearts are sincere to his wife, children and family and we ask this to their privacy in this incredibly difficult time is treated with the utmost respect, “- said in a statement on Twitter.

Police are guarding the hotel where drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead in Bogota, Colombia, on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

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The Foo Fighters are currently touring in Bogota, Colombia. Police cars, an ambulance and fans were gathered near a hotel in the north of Bogota, where Hawkins is believed to have stayed.

The band was scheduled to perform Sunday at Lollapalooza in Brazil.

On Saturday, the District Minister for Health of Colombia issued a press release detailing that Hawkins had died minutes after suffering from chest pain.

Originally published in Spanish, the translation partly reads: “The City Emergency Center has received a report of a patient with chest pain at a hotel north of the city. An ambulance was sent to consider the case. ”

It was further noted that the paramedics who first arrived at the scene tried to resuscitate Hawkins, although he did not respond to their attempts and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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