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The band Foo Fighters confirm the death of their drummer Taylor Hawking During the night of this Friday, March 25, in Bogotá, Colombia, a city in which the American group had planned to present its show at the Festival Estéreo Picnic.
Hawking’s body was found in the Casa Medina hotel room, where all the members of the band were staying.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live with us all forever,” the band said in a statement released late Friday.
“Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family. We ask that his privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time.”
Until now the cause of death is unknown, however, according to information from various media, the police indicated that the death could be associated with the consumption of narcotic substances: “The cause of death is yet to be established; According to versions of relatives, the death could be associated with the consumption of narcotic substances,” reported the Bogotá Metropolitan Police.according to international media reports.
The Estéreo Picnic festival, in which the American band would perform, published a statement informing them that Foo Fighters could not perform that night at the concert. Then, they reported on Hawking’s passing: “It is with a broken heart that we are here to tell you some very sad news, due to a very serious medical situation: Foo Fighters will not be able to perform tonight and have canceled the rest of their South American tour,” the festival had said.
Foo Fighters is an American rock band that was founded in 1994 by Dave Grohl, former drummer for Nirvana and Scream.. Taylor Hawking joined the group in 1997 after recommending himself for the position of drummer after a question from Grohl.
Hawking had turned 50 years old last February 17.
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