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Rock artists pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins following his sudden death

Rock News 27/03/2022

Tributes have poured in for Taylor Hawkins following his sudden death.

The 50-year-old Foo Fighters drummer was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, where the band had been due to play the Festival Estéreo Picnic and a number of musicians have taken to social media to pay tribute.

Queen guitarist Brian May said: "No. It cannot be. Heartbroken. Taylor, you were family to us. Our friend, our brother, our beloved child. Bless you. We will miss you so bad."

Ozzy Osbourne tweeted: "@TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side."

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello wrote: "God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power," and Slash wrote on Instagram: "Devastated by the loss of our friend #TaylorHawkins I've no words to express all the feelings I have about his passing. But my heart goes out to his family. his band friends. RIP Taylor."

Slash wrote on Instagram: "Devastated by the loss of our friend #TaylorHawkins I've no words to express all the feelings I have about his passing. But my heart goes out to his family. his band friends. RIP Taylor."

And many more rock artists have taken to Twitter and Instagram to mourn the loss of Hawkins.

Foo Fighters announced Hawkins' death with a post on Twitter saying: "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."

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