The sudden death of Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters, which occurred on Friday, March 26 in a hotel in Bogotá, Colombia, has shocked the world of music. Celebrities have not stopped expressing his sadness and sending their condolences to the 50-year-old musician’s family.
The news was released via a social media statement: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live with us all forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that his privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time,” she read.
The reaction of celebrities to the death of Taylor Hawkins
Since the announcement, social networks have been filled with condolences for Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel and Rami Jaffee, members of the group, as well as for their families.
The famous drummer of the legendary band The Beatles, Ringo Starrshared his sorrow on Twitter: “God bless Taylor, peace and love to all his family and the band, peace and love.”
The band Coldplay dedicated a few words to him during his presentation in Monterrey, Mexico: “We heard that a friend of ours in a great band called the Foo Fighters has passed away. We were not sure to talk about this in our concert, but we must do it because he is our friend and we matters,” vocalist Chris Martin said with a broken voice, the newspaper El Financiero reported.
the legendary guitarist slash He dedicated an emotional message to him: “Devastated by the loss of our friend Taylor Hawkins, I have no words to express all the feelings I have for his passing. But my heart goes out to his family, his band and friends. RIP Taylor”.
Travis BarkerKourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend and member of Blink-182, also expressed his regret: “I do not have the words. Sad to write this or not see you again. I will never forget the days of Laguna Beach when I was a garbage man who played in a band punk rock and you were playing with Alanis. You’d come see me play in dive bars and say, ‘boy, you’re a star.’ And I thought you were crazy, but you gave me so much hope and determination. […] To say that I will miss you, my friend, is not enough. Until the next time we talk about drums and smoke in the boys’ bathroom…Rest in peace.”
The band’s Twitter account Guns N’ Roses shared a series of photos featuring Taylor and added the caption “you will be missed forever.”
The singer Finneasbrother of Billie Eilish, expressed his sadness and shock at the loss: “It broke my heart to hear about the death of Taylor Hawkins, what an incredible talent, that he did not need to be so kind, generous and great, but anyway he was also all those things. The world was so lucky to have its gifts for the time it did. Rest in peace.”
rock star of the 1980s, billy idoldedicated a brief message to him on Twitter: “So tragic. Rest in peace, Taylor.”
the canadian band nickelback was “incredulous” at the death of the musician: “In total disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone who was ever touched by the music he created with Foo Fighters, Alanis Morriset and so many others. This is incredibly sad,” his message read.
the singer-songwriter Richard Marxwho has not stopped sharing videos and snippets of a conversation they had by messages, said “gutted” at the news: “Completely gutted. We recorded something together a month ago. I can’t even process this right now. Let’s keep the wife and Taylor’s children close to our hearts,” reads Twitter.
Tom Morelloa member of successful rock bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, also joined in the condolences: “God bless you, Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest in peace my friend,” it reads On twitter.
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The death of Taylor Hawkins shocked the famous and this is how they reacted: “We will always miss you”