Un grande dolore. Così, all’improvviso. A 50 anni scompare Oliver Taylor Hawkins batterista dei Foo Fighters. A darne notizia la band con uno stringato comunicato apparso via social. Le cause del decesso ancora non si conoscono, ma sembra che il musicista texano sia stato ritrovato senza vita in una stanza d’albergo a Bogotà (Colombia) colpito probabilmente da un attacco di cuore. Dave Grohl e compagni erano attesi per una tappa del loro tour sudamericano. Hawkins lascia la moglie Alison e tre figli. Dopo essere stato il batterista per Sass Jordan e Alanis Morissette si unisce ai Foo Fighters nel 1997. Da ricordare tre album con il progetto Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, uno come The Birds of Satan, un EP solista nel 2016, fino all’ultima avventura come NHC con Dave Navarro e Chris Chaney dei Jane’s Addiction.
UPDATE > “A urine toxicological test carried out on Hawkins’ body indicated the presence of multiple drugs, including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and benzodiazepines, Colombia’s attorney general said in a statement released on Saturday evening”.
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) March 26, 2022
One of a few drummers our drummer Anton Fig would leave his kit to watch work when Foo Fighters appeared on Late Show. A true R&R giant. This is a very sad day. RIP. pic.twitter.com/1wUQKr9mqi
— David Letterman (@Letterman) March 26, 2022
So incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. My thoughts are with his family and the band at this time. pic.twitter.com/wueydCu5gw
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins was a neighbor and a friend. He would ride around on his bike, music blaring leading his kids on a journey. He was a fierce drummer with a deep love of music. We are sending love to Allison and the family. Rock and roll heaven just got a lot cooler. #TaylorHawkins https://t.co/GARVn25eVg
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) March 26, 2022
From the first time I watched him from the side of the stage at Fuji Rock, #taylorhawkins inspired me with the wild joy he brought to his music. He was vibrant and alive in every beat. I never knew him but I knew he was beautiful. My Hand on my heart for the Foo Fighters family.
— Stephan Jenkins (@stephanjenkins) March 26, 2022
— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) March 26, 2022
Such sad news…
Taylor Hawkins such a nice man….
And an absolutely brilliant Drummer!!!!
— Martin Kemp (@realmartinkemp) March 26, 2022
We'll miss Taylor Hawkins. He never took any of it for granted. Our love to his family, friends and bandmates. ❤
Photo by Scarlet Buckett pic.twitter.com/Hj3MgmwHwK
— The Chicks (@thechicks) March 26, 2022
It’s just too sad. #TaylorHawkins
— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) March 26, 2022
Oh no wtf?! Taylor Hawkins? He was so young and vibrant. What a huge loss. My heart breaks for his family, friends and band mates.
— NATKINS (@NicoleAtkins) March 26, 2022
Just so, so sad to hear about the passing of Taylor Hawkins.
We have very happy memories of hanging out with him at Studio 606, bonding over our shared love of Queen and just having a laugh together.
He was super nice to us,and we will never forget that.
Lots of love
The Cribs pic.twitter.com/RYa0JRnhnP
— The Cribs (@thecribs) March 26, 2022
Stunned & heartbroken. Taylor, you were one of a kind. One of the sweetest and most genuine people I’ve ever met. Thank you for your kindness, and the ferocity with which you played your drums. My love and condolences to @foofighters, Taylor’s family and loved ones.
— Jay Weinberg (@jayweinbergdrum) March 26, 2022
Dear Friend & Brother…we are completely heartbroken.
Rest In Peace Taylor Hawkins. pic.twitter.com/s6Y7dCoG76
— The Darkness (@thedarkness) March 26, 2022
— Rick Astley (@rickastley) March 26, 2022
Glasgow tonight. This one’s for Taylor ❤️ pic.twitter.com/OZhNfx5nqP
— Sam Fender (@samfendermusic) March 26, 2022
Heartbreaking news about Taylor Hawkins. Saw him loads, met him once, sorely missed.
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) March 26, 2022
So devastated by the news of Taylor Hawkins passing. He was truly truly one of a kind. Such a generous, joyful, positive, impish, badass, infectiously hilarious, kind spirit. And one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. This f**king sucks.
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) March 26, 2022
I’m so sad about this man.
coolest dude ever.
god bless & comfort his family, his bandmates, his friends & all his loved ones.
— Questo (@questlove) March 26, 2022
Such sad news of the passing of Taylor Hawkins… an inspiration and bright light to so many . Condolences to his family , friends & bandmates pic.twitter.com/PNhEFFvrJu
— matt sorum (@mattsorum) March 26, 2022
Still processing the terrible news about Taylor Hawkins. Such a wonderful and crazily talented man. Thinking now about his family, his band, and his good friend Dave.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) March 26, 2022
just came off stage to the horrific news of Taylor Hawkins passing away. A very lovely man and it is absolutely heartbreaking.
— Kathy Valentine (@Kathy_Valentine) March 26, 2022
RIP Taylor, such sad news. He was an absolute beast behind the kit and a lovely man. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and band X pic.twitter.com/ZpShsQJV4r
— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) March 26, 2022
We are gutted to hear you are gone. So much love to you and your beautiful family.
— Garbage (@garbage) March 26, 2022
We are terribly sorry to learn of the loss of our friend and musical brother Taylor Hawkins. So sorry to his family, Dave and the Foo family, and to the legions of his fans. Like everyone who knew him, we loved him. Rock Music wont be the same without him. pic.twitter.com/MXE5yGmy2O
— weezer (@Weezer) March 26, 2022
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) March 26, 2022
sad news… RIP Taylor. condolences to your family & friends.
— Gilby Clarke (@gilbyclarke) March 26, 2022
Photo: Ross Halfin, 2008 pic.twitter.com/KnlPw9GdJh
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) March 26, 2022
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) March 26, 2022
Shocked n’ saddened to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins.He was a really great guy, drummer n’ family man. 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.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) March 26, 2022
RIP, Mr. Taylor Hawkins.https://t.co/V46I7XYXgh
— Cheap Trick (@cheaptrick) March 26, 2022
I’m greatly saddened today after hearing the news about TAYLOR HAWKINS. He was one of those absoloutly rare people ya just couldn’t help feeling good around him. You see he loved his family and life thru and thru… And he was a ripping drummer… TAYLOR you will be missed!! pic.twitter.com/GYVPlAyEc4
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) March 26, 2022
We will miss you Taylor. Much love to the whole family and crew. pic.twitter.com/IHDIpEVJXH
— Tenacious D (@tenaciousd) March 26, 2022
I’m heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins. He was such a nice young man. Love & Mercy to Taylor’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/VyqZIP94UZ
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) March 26, 2022
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) March 26, 2022
Absolutely devastated to hear the sad news about Taylor Hawkins my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends RIP brother LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 26, 2022
Such sad news about Taylor Hawkins. Anyone who knew him will tell you how great he was to be around. Everybody’s friend. So positive and enthusiastic. He loved music and he loved life. @foofighters
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) March 26, 2022
RIP Taylor – our thoughts and prayers to his family and bandmates. pic.twitter.com/sx9JkQOJav
— stereophonics (@stereophonics) March 26, 2022
Yes- he was such a nice guy and one of the best rock drummers on earth. Terribly sad. https://t.co/UN99mc5lyM
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) March 26, 2022
He was such an optimistic and musical dude, ‘twas was like he came from another era and didn’t give a fuk, was just gonna totally enjoy where he was at in the now, bless his heart, a true rocker. pic.twitter.com/wTYLEIXPaE
— Flea (@flea333) March 26, 2022
Sending the Foo Fighters and their families, management & crew our deepest condolences. Taylor was beloved in the music community and was an integral part to the spirit of the Foo Fighters. Suffering a sudden loss like this is devastating and we send all of our love to everyone. pic.twitter.com/VKbQ2g6tjz
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) March 26, 2022
We are very sad to hear of the sudden passing of @taylorhawkins. He was a powerful musical force and has left us too soon. Our thoughts are with his wife, children, family and friends pic.twitter.com/cEfTBlNQ7O
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) March 26, 2022
RIP #taylorhawkins "I’ve just woken up to the horrible news of Taylor’s passing. I’m in a state of shock & sadness. He was the epitome of the modern day rock star & inspiration to kids everywhere, including this rather old one. Deepest sympathy to his family, friends, fans”– Sav
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) March 26, 2022
Our love, thoughts and support are with all who knew Taylor. Thank you for looking after me, thank you for being so kind and loving, thank you for being the most awesome drummer ever, thank you for bringing so much joy to the world, thank you for being you! With love, Nandi x pic.twitter.com/JAxo6N844a
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) March 26, 2022
I can't find the words…
Taylor you were my little brother. I love you man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and the band. pic.twitter.com/19CJs0WHcH
— Joe Walsh (@JoeWalsh) March 26, 2022
I woke up this morning to hear the awful news of Taylor Hawkins death. What a terrible loss to us all. He was such a lovely guy and such a brilliant player. ⁰My deepest condolences go out to his family, his band and his fans. He will be sadly missed Rest In Peace Taylor. -Tony pic.twitter.com/MSYRMzDy8c
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) March 26, 2022
A rock and roll brother has gone home too soon. My deepest condolences to his family, Dave Grohl, and the @FooFighters. Taylor played from the heart with power and joy. May he Rest In Peace. #TaylorHawkins pic.twitter.com/YcDrEfUzpF
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 26, 2022
Thank you Taylor..
Thank you for always having the biggest warmest smile on your face and for lighting up every room with your infectious energy and good vibes.
— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) March 26, 2022
I’m so sad to hear of Taylor Hawkins passing. An absolutely beautiful guy who seemed to radiate sunshine, and such an unbelievable drummer. RIP ❤️
— Andy Bell (@Andybebop) March 26, 2022
— Stephen Street (@StreetStephen) March 26, 2022
A devastating loss, a great drummer. https://t.co/cPNaYZXZCg
— Urge Overkill (@UrgeOverkill) March 26, 2022
God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/AkiRLF2L3e
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) March 26, 2022
RIP Taylor Hawkins
Gone far too soon
Sending love to the family and the Foos
— Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) March 26, 2022
In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others. This is so incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 26, 2022
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
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
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) March 26, 2022
Tragic news. RIP Taylor Hawkins. God bless his family, band mates, and friends. pic.twitter.com/ibXsHD0UG1
— Peter Criss (@PeterCriss) March 26, 2022
Forever missed. pic.twitter.com/PkzEAKvryN
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) March 26, 2022
. @TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side – Ozzy
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) March 26, 2022
I’ve seen a lot of live bands in my time and I can honestly say that I have never seen a drummer and guitar player interact in a more jovial, genuine, and entertaining way than how @taylorhawkins and #DaveGrohl did.
One of the best in history. Devastated. #RIPTaylorHawkins
— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) March 26, 2022
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) March 26, 2022
Aww man, I have no words right now….ugh, I just can't…. pic.twitter.com/pZmhrVUfqz
— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022.
Our deepest sympathies to Taylor’s family, his fans, and of course his band. pic.twitter.com/qlEaQK0uui
— The Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) March 26, 2022
We lost one of rock music’s greatest drummers. Our hearts go out to his family, the band, and fans around the world as we all mourn this heartbreaking loss. RIP Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins. pic.twitter.com/3jyTHl3cTK
— Live Nation (@LiveNation) March 26, 2022
— ΛSHBΛ (@DjASHBA) March 26, 2022
R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins. One of the nicest and most talented dudes in music.
— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) March 26, 2022
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) March 26, 2022
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
Sending love and light to the whole Foo fighters family,friends and fans. Rest in power Taylor. 🙏🏾🌹
— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins might’ve been the only drummer alive who could support Dave Grohl and not make you wish Grohl was sitting behind the kit.
— Stephen Thomas Erlewine (@sterlewine) March 26, 2022
Tristeza absoluta por la partida de Taylor Hawkins…Sincero pésame a la familia @foofighters Literal en shock…
— Juanes (@juanes) March 26, 2022
Rest In Peace Taylor Hawkins. Such a great person gone way too soon.
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) March 26, 2022
My heart is broken. This is devastating. Our love goes out to the Foos and their families https://t.co/O3FP7BfnkJ
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) March 26, 2022
GUTTED to hear of our friend and neighbor, Taylor Hawkins departure. In disbelief, like everyone else. He was one of my favorite people, always full of love… he will be deeply missed. Our hearts go out to his family, to the Foo’s… #RIPTaylorHawkins #FooFighters
— leann rimes cibrian (@leannrimes) March 26, 2022
This was Taylor Hawkins' last text to me: "Ya We’ve yet to fully have a hang -Got a put that shit together before we die" Wise words from my friend- put that shit together! I'm so fucking sad. Another one gone too soon.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) March 26, 2022
Ugh man. Sad to hear about Taylor Hawkins. Love to his family and friends.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) March 26, 2022
rest in peace @taylorhawkins @foofighters sincere condolences and love to all that knew him, love him, or love all he’s done to help others through life with his music and joyous, charismatic live performances . what a huge loss.
— rancho de la luna (@ranchodelaluna) March 26, 2022
Gutted. Completely gutted. We just recorded something together a month ago. Can’t even process this right now. Let’s hold Taylor’s wife and children close to our hearts.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) March 26, 2022
Shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of one of rock’s greatest drummers. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Taylor Hawkins tonight. pic.twitter.com/CiHWW3C11S
— The Offspring (@offspring) March 26, 2022
heartbroken by this taylor hawkins news. an all time great drummer who played with so many of my favorites, and who i felt (and still feel) incredibly honored to have opened for. RIP
— speedy ortiz ÷ sad13 ÷ sadie dupuis ÷ haunted guy (@sad13) March 26, 2022
such a sweetheart. sat down and played my kit and had so many great things to say. RIP.
— eric slick (@ericslickmusic) March 26, 2022
.@FooFighters Taylor Hawkins was an archetypal rock drummer — I mean, just look at the guy. He lived and played really hard and really well and really joyously, and that was very inspiring. His passing is a shock and a terrible loss.
(photo: Amy Harris) pic.twitter.com/xVdxaE2vSm
— Michael Azerrad (@michaelazerrad) March 26, 2022
— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) March 26, 2022