News Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer, dies

“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever,” says a statement from the band.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died. He was 50.

In a statement by the band issued overnight, they say they are “devastated by the tragic and untimely loss,” and add “his musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.”

He joined Foo Fighters in 1997, after having toured as part of Alanis Morrisette’s band.

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