A bevy of musicians and stars shared their condolences on Friday following the shocking news of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death at age 50.
Miley Cyrus announced on Instagram that she would be dedicating her next concert to the drummer, who was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday night.
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker joined in the somber tributes by sharing a sweet photo of his band meeting up with Hawkins and other Foo Fighters members.
Miley shared a black-and-white image of Taylor rocking out on his drum set on stage as he flashed his trademark smile.
‘This is how I’ll always remember you…’ she captioned her photo, before adding, ‘My show tomorrow is dedicated to Taylor Hawkins.’
Travis Barker was well-acquainted with Taylor’s skills behind a drum kit as a fellow drummer, and he paid tribute to his contemporary with a vintage photo of his band hanging out backstage with members of Foo Fighters.
Taylor could be seen grinning again mid-sentence, while his group’s front man Dave Grohl mugged for the camera.
Travis still had his shaggy, spiky hair and leaned forward to help fit all his friends in frame.
The punk rocker posted another image that captured the sad mood, which featured the late musician looking downcast while sniffing a white rose.
‘This one hurts,’ Travis captioned it.
He gathered his thoughts in a subsequent post to remember his late friend, while including a black-and-white photo of Taylor relaxing backstage.
‘I don’t have the words. Sad to write this or to never see you again,’ he addressed the fallen drummer. ‘I’ll never forget Laguna Beach days when I was a trash man playing in a punk rock band and you were playing with Alanis.
‘You’d come watch me play in dive bars and be like, “kid you’re a star”. And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination,’ he wrote.
‘Years later we toured together with Blink and Foo’s in Australia and I have the best memories of smoking cigarettes in the restroom of flights we were on together and watching your set every night. To say I’ll miss you my friend isn’t enough. Till the next time we talk drums and smoke in the boys room … Rest In Peace.’
Billie Eilish’s brother and musical collaborator Finneas paid tribute to Hawkins on Twitter.
‘So heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway,’ he wrote.
‘The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace.’
The actor Josh Brolin simply shared a closeup photo of Taylor and captioned it, ‘No,’ while adding a crying emoji.
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello remembered happier times with a photo of himself at a sporting event with Taylor and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell.
‘God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend,’ he wrote.
The musician and legendary record producer Steve Albini wrote that Hawkins’ death had left music ‘lessened’ and ‘duller.’
‘Taylor Hawins was a terrific drummer with a gorgeous disposition, seemed always to be having the time of his life. I didn’t know him well but I know music is lessened by his passing, made duller and smaller. Requiescat,’ he wrote.
Kiss cofounder Paul Stanely wrote that he was ‘speechless and gutted’ from the news of Hawkins’ death.
‘Taylor was a great guy, a dad and a husband. My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What awful news.
Full House star John Stamos shared his final conversation with Taylor with his Twitter followers as he mourned his missed opportunity to catch up with his friend one last time.
‘This was Taylor Hawksin’ last text to me: “Ya We’ve yet to fully have a hang -Got a put that s*** together before we die” Wise words from my friend- put that s*** together! I’m so f***ing sad. Another one gone too soon,’ he wrote.
Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden simply wrote that he had ‘no words’ while adding a broken-hearted emoji.
Richard Marx wrote that he was ‘gutted’ by the news after he had recently collaborated with the drummer.
‘Gutted. Completely gutted. We just recorded something together a month ago. Can’t even process this right now. Let’s hold Taylor wife and children close to our hearts.’