Video Shows Moment Foo Fighters Fans Learn Of Taylor Hawkins' Death
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A video has emerged showing the moment Foo Fighters fans at a festival in Colombia learnt that Taylor Hawkins had died. Watch it below:
The group were in the middle of their tour of South America when the drummer, 50, sadly passed away.
They had been due to perform at the Estereo Picnic festival on Friday night (25 March), but pulled out shortly before the news broke.
Fans were informed of Hawkins' passing via a statement written on stage monitors.
Footage has now emerged of fans clapping for the drummer, while one video shows crowds cheering as 'My Hero' plays over the speakers.
The band confirmed news of Hawkins' death in a statement to their social channels.
A post to Twitter read: "The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins," the band tweeted.
"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 his death was announced, those who knew Hawkins have shared tributes to him and offered their condolences to his family and bandmates.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher said: "Absolutely devastated to hear the sad news about Taylor Hawkins my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends RIP brother LG x."
Mick Jagger wrote: "So incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. My thoughts are with his family and the band at this time."
Axl Rose said: "Shocked n' saddened to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. He was a really great guy, drummer n' family man. Was always great to see him! Was looking forward to seeing him n' everyone in Daytona. Truly saddened. My deepest condolences to his family, the Foo Fighters n' their fans."
Hawkins, who joined Foo Fighters in 1997, is survived by his wife, Alison, and their three children. The pair have been married since 2005.
He went on to become a star for the band, providing vocals, guitar and piano to various recordings in addition to his drumming duties. He was listed as a co-writer on every album since 1999's There Is Nothing Left To Lose.
He forged his own identity as a drummer immaculately, becoming the drumming behind one of the most iconic drummers in recent music history in former Nirvana man Dave Grohl.
RIP Taylor Hawkins.