Hawkins died at a hotel located in the town of Chapinero in Bogotá, Colombia, local health officials said in a press release Saturday morning.
Bogotá’s emergency center sent an ambulance to the hotel. They had received reports of “a patient with chest pains,” according to the Spanish-language press release.
Efforts to resuscitate Hawkins were tried. “However, there was no response, and the patient was declared deceased,” Bogotá’s District Department of Health said.
Teams from EMI, a health company providing home health care services, also responded to the emergency, according to local health officials
Foo Fighters broke the devastating news that their drummer had died in a statement posted to social media last night.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” it read. “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.”
Hawkins was 50 years old and is survived by his wife and three children.
Artists quickly took to social media to share tributes and mourn the loss of the beloved percussionist. His last show was at Lollapalooza Argentina just three days before his death. Watch the electric set in full here.