Devastating news broke yesterday that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had passed away, at the far-too-young age of 50.
In an Instagram post, the band wrote,
The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us 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 heartbreaking news came on the same day the band were set to take stage to perform in Bogota at the Festival Estero Picnic, and two days before their headline appearance at Lollapalooza Brasil.
As music the world mourns, footage from Taylor's last-ever concert performance with Foo Fighters at Lollapalooza Chile from just one week ago has been shared by thousands of fans worldwide, showcasing Hawkins' incredible showmanship and musical talent.
During the gig, Dave Grohl invites Hawkins out from behind the drums to to the microphone to sing a song, and he belts out an epic rendition of Queen's "Somebody To Love".
Ah man. It's still so hard to watch and difficult to process the news. The music world lost a real good one.
Rest in peace, Taylor.