Taylor Hawkins death: Live updates and reactions about the Foo Fighters drummer’s tragic passing

The entire world of music and entertainment is grieving after the news of Taylor Hawkins’ sudden passing broke during Friday evening. Reports confirmed he was found unresponsive at his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, just hours before a live performance his band was booked for. The concert was set to be part of a three-day festival called ‘Estereo Picnic’, and the foo fighters were the main act on Day 1, but they obviously canceled their performance due to this terrible news. As soon as the world started getting wind of what happened, numerous personalities from the entertainment world paid tribute to the rock legend through their social media accounts.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50

Taylor Hawkins death LIVE

In this live blog, we will have some of the touching tributes towards the legendary Foo Fighters drummer, as well as news in the lead-up to his death.

Taylor Hawkins’ last performance

One user on Twitter has posted footage from Taylor Hawkins’ last performance for Foo Fighters before his death, which came in Mexico City on March 15, 2022.

Taylor Hawkins’ death

This video looks at the tragic death of Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at the age of 50.

The Death of Taylor HawkinsMatthew Cannon

Axl Rose on Taylor Hawkins’ death

Axl Rose, the lead vocalist and lyricist of the heavy metal band Guns N’ Roses, has paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins with a message on Twitter.

“Shocked n’ saddened to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins.He was a really great guy, drummer n’ family man,” read Axl Rose’ tweet.

“Was always great to see him! Was looking forward to seeing him n’ everyone in Daytona.Truly saddened. My deepest condolences to his family, the Foo Fighters n’their fans.”

Taylor Hawkins cause of death

More details are beginning to emerge about Taylor Hawkins’ cause of death in Bogota, Colombia, with a drug-related overdose being suggested by the Metropolitan Police of Bogota.

Read more here about Taylor Hawkins’ cause of death.

Taylor Hawkins’ drum tips

During a video that he made during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when everyone was stuck inside their homes, Taylor Hawkins offered some tips to any aspiring drummers out there. Now, the video has a more emotional side to it.

Dave Grohl on Taylor Hawkins

Dave Grohl has never been afraid of showing his love for Taylor Hawkins, who joined Foo Fighters in 1997, three years after Grohl first created the band.

In a clip that has gone viral on social media, Grohl is seen discussing his love for Hawkins.

“We were, like, in love with each other. The first time we had a beer together, we’re like, we’re gonna be best friends for the rest of our lives. And it’s true. We still are,” he says in the clip.

Taylor Hawkins at Reading Festival

Reading & Leeds Festival have paid homage to Taylor Hawkins by publishing a video of the Foo Fighters performing ‘Sunday Rain’, which features Hawkins singing whilst also playing the drums.

Taylor Hawkins fulfills a little girl’s dream

A nine-year-old girl in Paraguay was able to meet her hero Taylor Hawkins, just hours before the Foo Fighters drummer’s sad passing.

She took her drum set to his hotel in Asuncion in an attempt to grab the attention of her idol, which ended up being successful.

Read more here about Taylor Hawkins fulfilling a little girl’s dream.

Taylor Hawkins fulfills a little girl’s dream before his death


legendary slash also paid respect to his good friend, Taylor Hawkins.

Ossy Osbourne.

The Prince of Darkness, Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne was also shocked by Taylor Hawkins untimely death.

Brad Williams.

comedian Brad Williams is a good friend of the band and also offered his condolences.

Elijah Wood.

Lord of the Rings actor, Elijah Wood also pays tribute to Hawkins.

Image of David Grohl with Kurt Cobain and Taylor Hawkins.

Dave Grohl has lost another band mate in his career. He lost Kurt Cobain in Nirvana and Hawkins today. It’s a difficult time for him as well.

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney.

The Back Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney posted some words for Hawkins as well.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin pays tribute.

During a performance in Monterrey, Mexico, Coldplay’s Chris Martin dedicated Everglow to Taylor Martin and said the following words.


This is the tribute from Nicklebackwho also posted a portrait of Taylor Hawkins.

The Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann.

The Grateful Dead’s drummer Bill Kreutzmann had some beautiful words to say goodbye to Taylor Hawkins.

The Offspring.

Another contemporary band that shared success alongside the Foo Fighters was The Offspringthey also shared some words for Hawkins.

John Stamos.

Actor John Stamos, who also recently lost his beloved friend Bob Sagetwas one of Taylor’s good friends. He shared the last text he got from the late drummer.

The Smashing Pumpkins.

alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins also posted an image and a tribute for Hawkins.

Gene Simmons from KISS.

KISS front man Gene Simmons country his respect for the Foo Fighters drummer.

Barstool Sports tribute to Taylor Hawkins.

Sports site Barstool Sports paid tribute to Hawkins by posting a video of one of his live performances with the Foo Fighters.

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello reacts to Hawkins’ passing.

One of the most important rock bands in the world, Rage Against the Machine has Tom Morello as their lead guitarist. He was good friends with Hawkins and wrote a beautiful tweet accompanied by a picture of the two alongside Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell.


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