Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50
The reason for his death has yet to be revealed, though on Saturday, local authorities in Columbia issued a statement on the circumstances.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
The band’s statement read, “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.”
Taylor Hawkins had been injected with synthetic mRNA.
A few hours into Taylor’s death, as my mind processes the loss of a friend, my anger grows at @foofighters and Dave who pushed the v on taylor. He didn’t want it, but he did it for the band.
— RightSideofHistory (@HistorySideof) March 26, 2022
Note: All attendees of this event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours prior to entry. Please consult local venue websites for more details.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 10, 2021
— Metal Injection (@metalinjection) June 22, 2021
Anti-vaccine demonstrators rallied outside the Foo Fighters’ first full-capacity show since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Agoura Hills, California, on Tuesday. Attendees were required to prove they’d received a vaccination against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/wScedWycSO
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 17, 2021
The Foo Fighters performed at Madison Square Garden on June 20 — the first full-capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020. Attendees were required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.
Clues on the Cause of Death
In a statement by local health authorities, a call for emergency services was made because Hawkins was suffering from chest pain, while in his hotel room at the Casa Medina hotel in Bogotá, Colombia. Health personnel who attended the scene performed CPR. The band was on tour in South America at the time of the announcement and had been scheduled to perform at the Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá that night.
On Saturday, the District Secretary of Health in Colombia confirmed in a press release that the drummer died in the town of Chapinero after suffering chest pains at his hotel.
“The city’s Emergency and Emergency Regulatory Center received a report about a patient with chest pain in a hotel located north of the city. An ambulance was dispatched to attend to the case,” the press release states.
It goes on to say a health professional attended to Hawkins and performed “resuscitation maneuvers.”
“However, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased,” the release adds.
Con respecto al fallecimiento del músico estadounidense Taylor Hawkins en la localidad de Chapinero, que se produjo este viernes 25 de marzo en horas de la noche, informamos: pic.twitter.com/hdOJgGCxDi
— Secretaría Distrital de Salud (@SectorSalud) March 26, 2022
After Foo Fighters founder and frontman Dave Grohl, Hawkins was the most recognizable member of the group, appearing alongside Grohl in interviews and playing prominent roles in the band’s videos.
He starred in Foo Fighters’ recently released horror-comedy film, “Studio 666,” in which a demonic force in a house the band is staying in seizes Grohl and makes him murderous.
Omg that’s so awful and exactly what happened to me. Fortunately I left the band!
— Matt Hoy (@MattHoyOfficial) March 26, 2022
RIP Oliver Taylor Hawkins (February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022)
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺 🚐 🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) March 26, 2022
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) March 26, 2022
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 ❤️ https://t.co/pkQLK5rLVF
— Slash (@Slash) March 26, 2022