The US rock group, Foo Fighters confirmed on Saturday, 26 March that the drummer Taylor Hawkins, has died aged 50.
The band said in a statement on social media that they were “devastated by Hawkins’s death indicating that his musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with them forever.
“Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time,” the statement said.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
According to BBC News, Foo Fighters was originally formed in 1994 by Dave Grohl, after his previous group, Nirvana disbanded following the suicide of legendary lead singer Kurt Cobain.
However, Hawkins has been with the band for more than two decades, after joining shortly after they released their 1997 album “The Colour and the Shape”.The band is currently on tour in South America.