Taylor Hawkins, longtime Foo Fighters drummer, dies at 50

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“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever,” the band said in its statement.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died, the rock band announced Friday. He was 50. The band, founded by lead singer Dave Grohl, said in a tweet that they were devastated by Hawkins’ untimely death.

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

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The cause of death was not released in the band's statement. The rock group said Hawkins was a beloved member of the band.

“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,” the band wrote.

Hawkins, born in Fort Worth, Texas, lived in California. Before the Foo Fighters he was with the Orange County band Sylvia, then was a drummer for Sass Jordan.

Hawkins also starred in Foo Fighters’ recently released horror-comedy film, “Studio 666,” in which a demonic force in a house the band is staying in seizes Grohl and makes him murderous.

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