Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for major rock band Foo Fighters, has died. The band announced it on Twitter late on Friday, but provided no details on the circumstances.
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The band was touring South America at the time of his death. Hawkins reportedly was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, where Foo Fighters had been due to play at a festival. No cause of death has been revealed as of yet.
Foo Fighters have announced that they won’t be performing at Festival Estéreo Picnic in the capital following the tragedy.
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In addition to playing drums on every Foo Fighters album starting with 1999’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose, he also contributed vocals and other instrumentation. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Foo Fighters last year. He drummer on a few songs from the band’s 1997 sophomore record The Colour and the Shape.
He is survived by a wife and had several children.
Greg Evans contributed to this report.
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