(Los Angeles) Taylor Hawkins, longtime drummer of the rock band Four Fighters, has died at the age of 50.
Updated to 12:30 am.
The circumstances and cause of death of the musician are not immediately known. But the band said on social media that his death was a “sad and untimely loss”.
“His musical passion and contagious laughter will be with us forever,” the band’s official Twitter account read, which emailed the news to the media.
“Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect during this incredibly difficult time.”
After Dave Kroll, the founder and lead player of Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins was the most important member of the band, appearing in interviews with the singer and starring in key roles in the band’s videos.
He also starred in the recently released horror comedy Foo Fighters. Studio 666In it a demonic force captures Dave Crowley in the house where the group is staying and turns him into a murderer.
After the original drummer William Goldsmith in 1997, Taylor Hawkins was the drummer for the 25-year-old band’s 25-year career.
Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born in 1972 in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up on Laguna Beach, California. He played on the small band Sylvia before landing his first big kick as a drummer for Canadian singer Sass Jordan. He was a touring drummer for Alanis Morissette in the mid-1990s, before being asked to join Dave Crawfo Fighters.
This is the second time Dave Kroll has witnessed the death of a close band member. He was a drummer for Nirvana when Kurt Cobain died in 1994.
Taylor Hawkins lives with his wife Alison and their three children.
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