It’s still hard to believe that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is gone.
Drumming for the Foo Fighters since 1997, he’s been an integral part of one of the most iconic rock bands of the last 25 years, and definitely one of the few real rock bands remaining these days.
He passed away in his hotel room at the Casa Medina in Bogota, Colombia. The band had been scheduled to perform at the Estereo Picnic festival on Friday.
A preliminary toxicology report showed Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system at the time of his death, including heroin, THC, opioids, benzodiazepines, and tricyclic antidepressants, and that his heart weighed twice as much as the average heart of a male his age.
Your heart breaks for his wife and kids, his family and his friends, his bandmates, and of course, Dave Grohl who has now said goodbye to two of his bandmates during his career.
We’ve seen Taylor’s good friend Miley Cyrus deliver a tearful tribute performance to him, Whiskey Myers showed him some love with the drum kit, and Cody Jinks delivered a phenomenal cover of “Learn To Fly” in his honor.
And today, singer, songwriter, and Yellowstone actor, the great Ryan Bingham dedicated a performance of “My Hero” to the Foo Fighters and the late rock legend.
“One for the Foo Fighters. Sending nothing but love and support.”
Released in January 1998, “My Hero,” was the third single from their second album, The Colour and the Shape. It peaked at #6 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
It’s been featured in a number of films including Varsity Blues, The Other Guys and more.