Hawkins had been with the band since 1997. The band was supposed to play two shows in South America on Friday and Sunday nights. They were also supposed to perform at the Grammys next Sunday in Las Vegas.
As the news broke, many artists shared tributes to the late drummer.
“God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend,” Tom Morello wrote.
In a statement, Ozzy Osbourne said that Hawkins “was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side.”
“Speechless and Gutted. Taylor was a great guy, a dad and a husband. My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What awful news,” KISS co-founder Paul Stanley said in a tweet.
See more tributes to Taylor Hawkins below.
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.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) March 26, 2022
So incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. My thoughts are with his family and the band at this time. pic.twitter.com/wueydCu5gw
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 26, 2022
Such sad news about Taylor Hawkins. Anyone who knew him will tell you how great he was to be around. Everybody’s friend. So positive and enthusiastic. He loved music and he loved life. @foofighters
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) March 26, 2022
I’m so sad about this man.
coolest dude ever.
god bless & comfort his family, his bandmates, his friends & all his loved ones.
— Questo (@questlove) March 26, 2022
Absolutely devastated to hear the sad news about Taylor Hawkins my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends RIP brother LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022.
Our deepest sympathies to Taylor’s family, his fans, and of course his band. pic.twitter.com/qlEaQK0uui
— The Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) March 26, 2022
. @TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side – Ozzy
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) March 26, 2022
I’m heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins. He was such a nice young man. Love & Mercy to Taylor’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/VyqZIP94UZ
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) March 26, 2022
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) March 26, 2022
incredibly heartbreaking. one of the very best to do it. he seemed to always be smiling that big beautiful smile. rest easy Taylor Hawkins pic.twitter.com/YFpxvNpScx
— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) March 26, 2022
Shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of one of rock’s greatest drummers. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Taylor Hawkins tonight. pic.twitter.com/CiHWW3C11S
— The Offspring (@offspring) March 26, 2022
I love you Taylor Hawkins ?? pic.twitter.com/zW3RnWNl5b
— Nancy Wilson (@NancyWilson) March 26, 2022
Devastated by the loss of our friend #TaylorHawkins I've no words to express all the feelings I have about his passing. But my heart goes out to his family. & his band & friends. RIP Taylor ❤️ https://t.co/pkQLK5rLVF
— Slash (@Slash) March 26, 2022
I woke up this morning to hear the awful news of Taylor Hawkins death. What a terrible loss to us all. He was such a lovely guy and such a brilliant player. ⁰My deepest condolences go out to his family, his band and his fans. He will be sadly missed Rest In Peace Taylor. -Tony pic.twitter.com/MSYRMzDy8c
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) March 26, 2022
Damn. Really crushing news to hear about Taylor Hawkins passing
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) March 26, 2022
— Living Colour (@LivingColour) March 26, 2022
Thank you for inspiring and being a pioneer for musicians all over the world. You’re a legend. And you will be greatly missed. #taylorhawkins
— THE FOXIES (@TheFoxiesMusic) March 26, 2022
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) March 26, 2022
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) March 26, 2022
God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/AkiRLF2L3e
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) March 26, 2022
just came off stage to the horrific news of Taylor Hawkins passing away. A very lovely man and it is absolutely heartbreaking.
— Kathy Valentine (@Kathy_Valentine) March 26, 2022
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) March 26, 2022
So heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway. The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace
— FINNEAS (@finneas) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins was a terrific drummer with a gorgeous disposition, seemed always to be having the time of his life. I didn't know him well but I know music is lessened by his passing, made duller and smaller. Requiescat.
— steve albini (@electricalWSOP) March 26, 2022
In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others. This is so incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) March 26, 2022
heartbroken by this taylor hawkins news. an all time great drummer who played with so many of my favorites, and who i felt (and still feel) incredibly honored to have opened for. RIP
— speedy ortiz ÷ sad13 ÷ sadie dupuis ÷ haunted guy (@sad13) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins was a neighbor and a friend. He would ride around on his bike, music blaring leading his kids on a journey. He was a fierce drummer with a deep love of music. We are sending love to Allison and the family. Rock and roll heaven just got a lot cooler. #TaylorHawkins https://t.co/GARVn25eVg
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) March 26, 2022
— Whitney (@whitneytheband) March 26, 2022
From the first time I watched him from the side of the stage at Fuji Rock, #taylorhawkins inspired me with the wild joy he brought to his music. He was vibrant and alive in every beat. I never knew him but I knew he was beautiful. My Hand on my heart for the Foo Fighters family.
— Stephan Jenkins (@stephanjenkins) March 26, 2022
In absolute shock & disbelief over the the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve always had so much admiration for him. Amazing drummer & a gem of a guy who was always fun to be around. I’m absolutely gutted…my deepest condolences to his bandmates & family ?? #RIPTaylorHawkins pic.twitter.com/a3X0k2AqYW
— Mike Portnoy ? (@MikePortnoy) March 26, 2022
What the hell?? My phone starting blowing up and I’m just … what the hell??
Too young and gifted to leave @foofighters #taylorhawkins ? #shocked my heart goes out to his family
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) March 26, 2022
Speechless and Gutted. Taylor was a great guy, a dad and a husband. My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What awful news. https://t.co/uQdl04etlp
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 26, 2022
Rest In Peace Taylor Hawkins. Such a great person gone way too soon.
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) March 26, 2022
Tragic news. RIP Taylor Hawkins. God bless his family, band mates, and friends. pic.twitter.com/ibXsHD0UG1
— Peter Criss (@PeterCriss) March 26, 2022
I’ve seen a lot of live bands in my time and I can honestly say that I have never seen a drummer and guitar player interact in a more jovial, genuine, and entertaining way than how @taylorhawkins and #DaveGrohl did.
One of the best in history. Devastated. #RIPTaylorHawkins
— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) March 26, 2022
Omg…so bummed about the passing of Taylor Hawkins. Was the nicest guy when I met him, and he was such an influential drummer. My heart goes out to his family, the Foo Fighters, and everyone affected by the loss of a legend. ?
— CC (@christiancoma) March 26, 2022
— Damian Abraham (@leftfordamian) March 26, 2022
— 311 (@311) March 26, 2022
If you want to know Taylor Hawkins a bit better, I highly recommend watching the Foo Fighters doc, Back and Forth & the Alanis Morrisette doc, Jagged. What a beautiful guy.
— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) March 26, 2022
— Sum 41 (@Sum41) March 26, 2022
R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins. One of the nicest and most talented dudes in music.
— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) March 26, 2022
Rest In Peace to one of the greats: Taylor Hawkins.
— Matthew kiichichaos Heafy (@matthewkheafy) March 26, 2022
So devastated by the news of Taylor Hawkins passing. He was truly truly one of a kind. Such a generous, joyful, positive, impish, badass, infectiously hilarious, kind spirit. And one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. This f**king sucks.
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) March 26, 2022
We’re so shocked and saddened about the passing of Taylor Hawkins.
He was always so incredibly supportive when we toured with the Foos. His passion for music was infectious and his drumming was incredible.
Sending our love to his family, friends and fans.
We’ll miss him.
— Kaiser Chiefs (@KaiserChiefs) March 26, 2022
RIP #taylorhawkins "I’ve just woken up to the horrible news of Taylor’s passing. I’m in a state of shock & sadness. He was the epitome of the modern day rock star & inspiration to kids everywhere, including this rather old one. Deepest sympathy to his family, friends, fans”– Sav
— Def Leppard (@DefLeppard) March 26, 2022
— Corey Glover (@RevDaddyLove) March 26, 2022
Rest In Peace, Taylor. ❤️
— Brian Fallon (@thebrianfallon) March 26, 2022
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) March 26, 2022
My heart goes out to the @foofighters band, crew, their families and friends. Every one of them have always been kind and welcoming to me anytime our paths crossed. I’m so sorry to hear of this awful news. https://t.co/MfEBAohGt9
— Dave Hause (@hausedave) March 26, 2022
He was such an optimistic and musical dude, ‘twas was like he came from another era and didn’t give a fuk, was just gonna totally enjoy where he was at in the now, bless his heart, a true rocker. pic.twitter.com/wTYLEIXPaE
— Flea (@flea333) March 26, 2022
But I really will miss the phone calls about love of music and life. Taylor didn’t text much but loved to talk. He was one of the good ones. Miss & love you my friend and thinking about your family through this hard time.
— Mike McCready (@MikeMcCreadyPJ) March 26, 2022
View this post on Instagram
View this post on Instagram
View this post on Instagram
View this post on Instagram