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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 16: Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters performs onstage at the after party for the Los Angeles premiere of “Studio 666” at the Fonda Theatre on February 16, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away on Friday night, according to the band’s Twitter. He was 50. 

Musicians, celebrities and the like took to social media to mourn his death. 

So heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway. The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace

— FINNEAS (@finneas) March 26, 2022

God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/AkiRLF2L3e

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) March 26, 2022

In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others. This is so incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94

— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 26, 2022

In absolute shock & disbelief over the the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve always had so much admiration for him. Amazing drummer & a gem of a guy who was always fun to be around. I’m absolutely gutted…my deepest condolences to his bandmates & family 😥🙏 #RIPTaylorHawkins pic.twitter.com/a3X0k2AqYW

— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) March 26, 2022

Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022.

Our deepest sympathies to Taylor’s family, his fans, and of course his band. pic.twitter.com/qlEaQK0uui

— The Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) March 26, 2022

Foo Fighters, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year, had been scheduled to play at a festival in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday night. Hawkins’ final concert was Sunday at another festival in San Isidro, Argentina.

Police vehicles, an ambulance and fans were gathered outside the hotel in northern Bogota where Hawkins was believed to have been staying. There were no immediate details on how Hawkins died.

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Police stand guard the hotel where drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, March 26, 2022.

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