Kat Bouza has the story for Rolling Stone:
Taylor Hawkins, the jovial, ferocious drummer for Foo Fighters for more than two decades, has died at the age of 50, according to a statement from the band.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” read the message, which was posted to social media. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.” Foo Fighters are currently on tour in South America and were scheduled to perform at Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, at the time of Hawkins’ death, a rep for the band told Rolling Stone. No cause of death was given.
It’s disappointing and sad. I’m sure drugs will be involved or some undiagnosed condition which the illegal substances he was using messed him up.
All anyone will remember is Dave Grohl was a drummer of a band who lost their singer, then he became the singer of a band who lost their drummer.