Artists and musicians have reacted shocked and saddened to the unexpected death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (50). It is raining reactions and tributes to the musician on social media.
“Taylor was an amazing man, father and husband”
Miley Cyrus shares on Instagram that she is dedicating her next concert to Taylor. “This is how I will always remember you,” the singer writes with a black and white photo of the musician behind his drum kit. Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink-182, also shares some photos of his colleague. “This one hurts,” he wrote. ‘I have no words for it. Very sad that I have to write this and that I will never see you again.’
Producer and artist Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother, announced on Twitter that he was ‘broken’. “What an amazing talent, who didn’t have to be so nice and generous and cool but was all those things.”
So heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway. The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace
— FINNEAS (@finneas) March 26, 2022
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley is “speechless and devastated” by the loss, he tweeted. “Taylor was a wonderful man, father and husband. My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band.” Ringo Starr also wishes the bereaved a lot of strength. “Love and support to all his family and the band. Love and support.’
Speechless and Gutted. Taylor was a great guy, a dad and a husband. My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What awful news. https://t.co/uQdl04etlp
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 26, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne praises Taylor as a person and as a musician and Billy Idol also calls Taylor’s death ‘tragic’. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is devastated, he writes on Twitter. “I have no words for all the things I feel after this loss.”
Devastated by the loss of our friend #TaylorHawkins I’ve no words to express all the feelings I have about his passing. But my heart goes out to his family. & his band & friends. RIP Taylor ❤️ https://t.co/pkQLK5rLVF
— Slash (@Slash) March 26, 2022
Not only musicians and artists are saddened by the news. Concert organizer Live Nation has also responded on social media. “We’ve lost one of rock’s greatest drummers.”
The band announced on Saturday morning, Dutch time, that Taylor has passed away. The drummer was found in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, where a concert was planned. A cause of death has not been disclosed.
Foo Fighters was founded in 1995 by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Hawkins joined the band two years later. Before that he played drums with Alanis Morissette, among others.