The rock world was shaken las Friday to learn about the passing of Taylor Hawkins, drummer for rock giants Foo Fighters, he was 50.
Now, the band have canceled all of their upcoming tour dates due to this tragedy.
Foo Fighters released the following statement:
It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.
We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.
With Love, Foo Fighters
This is no surprise at all and our hearts at Metal-Bell goes out to the band members, collaborators, friend, fans and, family during this difficult time.
An official cause of death yet to be revealed but, initial toxicology reports show that Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system at the time of his death, including opioids, THC and, anti-depressants.
An official statement by the Bogota municipal government said: the city’s emergency center received a report of a patient with “chest pain” and sent an ambulance on Friday evening. Paramedics attempted to revive him but there was no response and Hawkins was declared dead at the hotel in northern Bogota, the statement added.