The music world is in mourning. While he was to perform on stage, Taylor Hawkins died on Friday March 25 in Colombia. The Foo Fighters drummer was found unresponsive at the Casa Medina Hotel in Bogota, his relatives revealed in a statement. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely passing of our dear Taylor Hawkins,” we first read. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time,” was he then clarified. It was only a few hours later that the first revelations concerning the causes of his death were made. “According to his relatives, his death was due to drug use,” explained the police officers in charge of the investigation. They later clarified that hotel staff called 911 because Taylor Hawkins was “suffering from chest pains” but he was already dead when paramedics arrived in his room.
A long career. This is not the first time that Taylor Hawkins has encountered health concerns following drug use. In 2011, he was placed in a coma for two weeks following an overdose in London. In the columns of Kerrang magazine, he first explained: “Everyone has their own personal path and I pushed mine too far”. He added that he “went out of control for a while”. Indeed, he assured that he did “a lot of party. I was not a junkie per se, but I partied a little too much”. A very complicated period for him. Taylor Hawkins’ career began with Alanis Morissette as a drummer. In 1997, he joined the Foo Fighters. “I rushed to get Dave’s number (Editor’s note: Grohl, ex-drummer of Nirvana who founded the band) and called him,” he revealed. Not wishing to limit himself solely to his role as drummer, he also sang on certain titles of the group including Cold Day in the Sun or Sunday Rain, which can be found on their album Concrete and Gold, released in 2017.
Taylor Hawkins: Did he have children?
Taylor Hawkins was a much-loved drummer and his passing came as a real shock to band members, loved ones, friends and fans. In addition, he leaves behind his wife, Alison Hawkins. Both had three children. Their first baby, Oliver Shane, was born in 2006. A few years later, they welcomed their granddaughter, Annabelle, in 2009. THE last came to light in 2014 and her name is Everleigh.
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