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After the ‘staggering loss’ of Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters have cancelled their tour

Taylor Hawkins "staggering loss' prompts the Foo Fighters to cancel a tour.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Foo Fighters have cancelled all upcoming tour dates in the wake of Taylor Hawkins’ “staggering loss.”
  • Hawkins, 50, was discovered dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, while on tour in South America with the rock band.

Following the “staggering loss” of Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters have canceled all upcoming tour dates.

“It is with great sadness that the Foo Fighters announce the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of our brother Taylor Hawkins’ tragic death,” the band said on Tuesday. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience and share your disappointment in not being able to see each other as planned.

“Rather, let us use this time to grieve, heal, hug our loved ones, and appreciate all of the music and memories we’ve shared,” the group said.

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Hawkins, 50, was discovered dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, while the rock band was on the South American leg of their tour.

“The tragic and the untimely death of our beloved Taylor Hawkins has left the Foo Fighters family devastated. His infectious laughter and musical spirit will live on in all of us forever, “On social media, the band stated. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children, and family, and we ask that their privacy be respected at this unimaginably difficult time.”

Taylor Hawkins "staggering loss' prompts the Foo Fighters to cancel a tour.
Taylor Hawkins “staggering loss’ prompts the Foo Fighters to cancel a tour. Image from Forbes

On July 29, the band was set to headline the first day of Montreal’s renowned Osheaga Festival. Dave Grohl and his band were also scheduled to perform in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver, among other cities.

The circumstances surrounding Hawkins’ death are still unknown. A preliminary “forensic medical study” released Saturday by Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office said a urine toxicology test found 10 substances, including THC, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids, but did not reveal the cause of death.

Source: CTV News

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