The world was shocked to learn on Friday that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died. Hawkins reportedly passed away in Bogota, Colombia, at the age of 50. In light of the tragic news, fans have flocked to Twitter to share their heartbroken reactions to Hawkins' untimely death.
The Foo Fighters were in Bogota to play Festival Estéreo Picnic. The official Twitter account for the band delivered the news about Hawkins on Friday night. Their statement read, "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."
Since the news came as such a shock, Foo Fighters fans were in disbelief regarding Hawkins' passing. Those very fans didn't waste time in taking to Twitter to reflect on the musician's legacy.
The death of Taylor Hawkins is another shocking reminder of how precious our time here is.
Live your life. Be happy. Let go of the things you can’t control. Be at peace. Love one another. pic.twitter.com/lpxOAHSKL9— Sarah Macdonald (@mamarunsfor3) March 26, 2022
Fans are heartbroken about Hawkins' death. As this fan wrote, his unexpected passing serves as a "shocking reminder of how precious our time here is."prevnext
A Lasting Legacy
I still can’t believe it. Taylor Hawkins inspired so many. His legacy will live on through so many incredible artists. You will be so missed, Taylor. Thank you for inspiring the man who inspires me. Thank you for the many years you shared your gifts and light with us❤️🩹😞 pic.twitter.com/jWbMetc8CK— allie (@afidrumvault) March 26, 2022
Hawkins' legacy will live on amongst his many fans. Still, the news of his death has been hard to handle for many.prevnext
Rock In Peace
Taylor Hawkins led a life well live by example. His spirit will continue to inspire generations. Rock In Peace, Taylor 🙏🏻🎸❤️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/acnOSnWCzR— Rudy Sarzo (@rudysarzo) March 26, 2022
Many fans are looking back on the legacy that Hawkins is leaving behind. This fan noted that it will "inspire generations."prevnext
In light of his passing, many have shared photos of Hawkins throughout his career. A number of those posts feature him with his Foo Fighters bandmates including Dave Grohl.prevnext
rip taylor hawkins <3 one of the greatest drummers and coolest humans to ever grace this planet pic.twitter.com/gAwwO2U4TL— danni (@DANNICALIFORNlA) March 26, 2022
Hawkins clearly made an impact on so many fans. They will dearly miss the talented drummer.prevnext
Forgot how great this was! Not just a badass drummer.. Taylor Hawkins could also sing his ass off! This cover of Queen’s Somebody To Love is sick 🤘🏻🖤#RIPTaylorHawkins #DaveGrohl #FooFighters #taylorHawkings pic.twitter.com/RyYPfbhsNV— 𝔚𝔶𝔩𝔡𝔢 𝔎𝔶𝔩𝔢 🎃🦇🏜 (@KCThrash) March 26, 2022
Several fans have posted throwback videos of Foo Fighters' performances following the news. They highlight how multi-talented Hawkins was.prevnext
Won't Be Forgotten
The tributes continue to pour in for Hawkins. They show that the musician is gone, but he'll never be forgotten.prev