Foo Fighters Cancel Tour After Drummer Taylor Hawkins’ Death

The Foo Fighters have canceled the rest of their tour on Wednesday following the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Taylor Hawkins, 50 years old, died at the weekend at a hotel in Bogota, where the U.S. rock band was scheduled to headline a music festival.

Hawkins joined the band in 1997 as they became one of the biggest bands in the world. They have won 12 Grammy Awards and are nominated for three more at this year’s ceremony, where they had been due to perform on Sunday.

On top of Hawkins’ drumming skills, Hawkins had writing credits on several songs and occasionally sang at concerts.

A toxicology report showed traces of 10 substances in Hawkin’s body, including opioids, marijuana, and anti-depressants. 

However, Hawkin’s cause of death remains unknown, and investigators did not say that the mixture of drugs was a factor.

“We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together,” the Foo Fighters said in a tweet.

Hawkins’ death led to a flood of tributes from fellow musicians and shocked fans.


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