Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died suddenly at the age of 51, the band said.
“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.” The band said on Twitter, without giving a cause of death.
The cause of death has not been determined, but a heart attack is suspected.
The band is currently touring South America and was scheduled to perform in Bogota last night. The concert organizers announced that the band will not appear due to urgent medical intervention.
“Due to a very serious health condition, the Foo Fighters will not be able to perform tonight and have canceled the rest of their South American tour,” the festival’s statement said.
Foo Fighters was founded in 1994 by Dave Grohl. Taylor Hawkins joined the band in 1997, and before that he played in the band of singer Alanis Morissette.