Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’ award-winning drummer, recently passed away during the band’s tour in Columbia. This utterly shocked the music industry as he still had many years left in the tank. Dave Grohl also owed gratitude to Hawkins in his last performance before his demise.
Due to his unfortunate demise, Foo Fighters canceled all their upcoming concerts as well. According to TMZ, Hawkins’ death was very personal for Dave Grohl and the rest of the band. It was revealed by a video recorded less than a week before Taylor died.
The vid was recorded on March 20th, at Lollapalooza Argentina in Buenos Aires. The stadium was packed to the rafters as thousands of fans in the Hipodromo de San Isidro saw the Foo Fighters’ 2-hour performance.
Dave Grohl gave a lot of props to Taylor Hawkins, even his tiger-striped pants during the performance. He then invited Hawkins to sing with him, but before that, Hawkins and Grohl shared a tender moment.
Taylor said that if not for Dave, he might be delivering pizzas and teaching drums at a music shop somewhere. Thanks to the Foo Fighters, he was one of the most popular drummers on the planet. The two shared a hug and this was quite a nice moment. Sadly, it was their final performance together.
Early evidence revealed that a cocktail of drugs was after Taylor Hawkins’ passing. Around 10 different substances were found in his system, including opioids, tricyclic, antidepressants and benzodiazepines. Investigations are currently going on but drugs were certainly a factor in his demise. We’ll keep you updated on this ongoing story.
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