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The Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Dies at 50

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters, has died, the band said Friday. He was 50.

"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," the band said in their statement. "Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginable difficult time."

On Friday, the band was scheduled to perform for the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, followed by Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday. The band was also scheduled to Thursday that it would take the stage at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3.

The cause of death was not released.

Hawkins, who was born in Fort Worth, Texas, joined the band in 1997, after having been the drummer with the Alanis Morissette band and had toured that year with the group in support of its album "The Colour and the Shape.”


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