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Taylor Hawkins Biography – Taylor Hawkins Wiki
Taylor Hawkins was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters. Taylor had been in Foo Fighters since 1997, three years after the band began. During his time with Foo Fighters, the band won 12 Grammy Awards and scored four No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts.
Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Beach, California. He played in the small Southern California band Sylvia before landing his first major gig as a drummer for Canadian singer Sass Jordan.
Taylor told The Associated Press in 2019 that his early drumming influences included Stewart Copeland of The Police, Roger Taylor from Queen, and Phil Collins, who he said was “one of my favorite drummers ever. You know, people forget that he was a great drummer as well as a sweater-wearing nice guy from the ’80s, poor fella.”
When he spent two years in the mid-1990s drumming as the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette, he was inspired primarily by the playing of Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins.
He and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl met backstage at a show when Taylor was still with Morissette. Grohl’s band would have an opening soon after when then-drummer William Goldsmith left. Grohl called Taylor, who was a huge Foo Fighters fan and immediately accepted.
Taylor Hawkins Age
He was born Oliver Taylor Hawkins on February 17, 1972 in Fort Worth, Texas. He died on March 25, 2022 in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 50 years old.
Taylor Hawkins Wife – Taylor Hawkins Alison Hawkins
Was Taylor Hawkins married? He was married to his wife Alison Hawkins. Taylor married Alison Hawkins in 2005.
Taylor Hawkins Children Ages
Taylor and his wife, Alison Hawkins, have three children: Oliver Shane Hawkins, 14, Annabelle Hawkins, 13, and Everleigh Hawkins, 8. He wrote a song about Annabelle called Middle Child. “There’s a line, “you clean your mess up almost every night”, and she does. It’s tough being a middle child – but she is my win and I love her so much,” he told Sunday Life magazine.
Taylor Hawkins Family
Taylor Hawkins was the son of Terry and Elizabeth Ann Hawkins. His mother died from an aneurysm, nine months after his father died in 2011 from emphysema. He has two siblings: Jason and Heather. His older brother, Jason, followed in his father’s footsteps and became a businessman.
The Foo Fighters drummer spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age about his mother: “My mum, Elizabeth Ann Hawkins, had her demons and a dark side. She was full of love, sweetness and tenderness and the total opposite of my dad. She always believed in me. I would stand in front of her as a kid and sing, impersonate or dance for her. When I first got drums, she was the one who would watch me play. She was a big supporter and told me I’d make it. She counteracted Dad’s stony coldness, typical of a ’70s man.”
His paternal grandmother, Josie Hawkins, was the matriarch of the Hawkins family. Taylor told Sunday Life magazine about his grandmother: “My paternal grandmother, Josie Hawkins, grew up in the Great Depression and lived in Jackson, Mississippi. She’d throw us grandkids into the back of her old Buick while wearing giant sunglasses and listening to Kenny Rogers. She was a sweet woman who cooked amazing soul food. She didn’t know how to sit still. She lived almost to age 90.”
Taylor Hawkins Death
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died on March 25, 2022, at the age of 50 during a South American tour with the rock band. Foo Fighters are currently on tour in South America and were scheduled to perform at Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia, at the time of Hawkins’ death, a rep for the band told Rolling Stone.
The band said in a statement: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. 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.”
According to the Associated Press, the Bogota municipal government issued a statement that the city’s emergency center had received a report of a patient with “chest pain” and sent an ambulance, though a private ambulance had already arrived at the hotel in northern Bogota. Health workers tried to revive him, but were unable to do so. It said the cause of death was under investigation.
Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins Cause of Death Drugs
Taylor Hawkins’ cause of death is under investigation, according to a statement by the Bogota municipal government. Colombia’s attorney general’s office released a preliminary toxicology report, saying that medical examiners found evidence of 10 types of substances in Hawkins’ body, including opioids, benzodiazepines, marijuana and antidepressants. It said that its forensics report on Hawkins continues.
Taylor Hawkins Drugs
At the time of Taylor’s death, he had 10 substances in his bloodstream, including THC (marijuana), antidepressants, benzodiazepine, and opioids, according to the Attorney General of Columbia.
“The National Institute for Legal Medicine will continue medical studies to find what events led to the death of Taylor Hawkins,” the office wrote on Twitter. “The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia will continue its investigation and will inform [the public] about the results in a timely manner.”
Drummer Taylor Hawkins had a history of drug use. The Foo Fighters drummer had a heroin overdose in 2001, which put him in a coma for two weeks.
Taylor Hawkins Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Taylor Hawkins had an estimated net worth of $40 million at the time of his death.
Taylor Hawkins Suicide
Did Taylor Hawkins die by suicide? It is not clear how the Foo Fighters drummer died.
He was 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) tall.
Taylor Hawkins Instagram
Hawkins’ Instagram handle is @taylorhawkinsofficial.