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On March 25th this year, we lost one of the most important drummers when the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins suddenly passed away. The world became silent, as did the Hawkins family. Today on social media, Taylor’s family broke their silence and released their first official statement about Taylor’s passing.
The statement posted by Taylor’s widow Alison Hawkins read,
“My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown our beloved Taylor. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.”
She continued, “As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ during every performance. Taylor was honored to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family.”
“Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.”
The statement closed with, “In celebration os his life, it is now up to all of us who lvoed him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us. Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you and we love you too.”
The Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family also announced a Taylor Hawkins tribute concert that will be taking place in London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3rd and at Los Angeles’s KIA Forum on September 27th this year.