Foo Fighters Drummer Dead in Hotel Room before Show

Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the sudden, devastating loss of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins died Friday in Bogota, Colombia. The band was there to perform at the Festival Estereo Picnic before their headlining set for Lollapalooza, Brazil on Sunday, March 27. 

According to CNN, fans had already gathered at the venue around 11 p.m. Friday night, when they received word the show had been canceled. Minutes later, fans created a vigil on the same stage Hawkins was set to grace, placing candles in tribute on it instead. Screens at the venue were illuminated with the message, “Taylor Hawkins Por Siempre,” which translates to “Taylor Hawkins Forever.”

Shortly before his death, Hawkins reportedly complained of chest pains to staff at the Casa Media hotel. The AP reports that the Bogota municipal government issued a statement Saturday saying the city’s emergency center received a report of a patient with “chest pain” and sent an ambulance to Hawkins’ hotel room, but a private ambulance had already arrived.

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