First Lady Jill Biden mourns the death of Taylor Hawkins
The late Taylor Hawkins earned posthumous family recognition of the nation’s highest office last week (March 26) when the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, honored the Foo Fighters drummer after his death. died unexpectedly at age 50 last Friday (March 25).
Biden’s recognition showed the scope of the drummer’s talent, as well as the impact his death had on pop culture in general. In her statement, the First Lady praised Hawkins’ life and work and offered her condolences to her loved ones and supporters.
“A fierce drummer, a devoted father and a dear friend gone way too soon” Biden remarked of the musician.
“Sending love to Taylor Hawkins’ family and Foo Fighters fans everywhere,” she added.
Biden was not alone in his tribute. Memorials from the world of music have proven the drummer’s importance to rock. Thinking back to Dave Grohl’s past words about Hawkins, the Foo Fighters frontman once said it was “love at first sight” when he met the musician.
But Hawkins wasn’t just a Foo Fighter. Prior to his career at Foos, he played drums with Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan, among others. Later, he managed Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, Chevy Metal, The Birds of Satan, and he co-founded the supergroup NHC.
In the past, the Foo Fighters have supported the Democrats, the political party to which Biden belongs. The Foos played the 2012 DNC before a speech by President Barack Obama.
In a 2017 interview, Hawkins said the United States “got what we deserved” regarding post-Obama president Donald Trump, President Joe Biden’s 2020 opponent. The drummer called Trump a “symptom of ‘a generation obsessed with reality TV, selfies’. people obsessed, obsessed with Facebook, obsessed with tweets, obsessed with themselves.”
Hawkins’ cause of death is being determined after he was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday, just before the Foos played the city’s Festival Estereo picnic . A preliminary toxicology report showed Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system at the time of his death.
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden pays tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
Rockers we lost in 2022
Rock + Metal Musicians Who Died in 2022
Rockers we lost in 2021
RIP to rockers who died in 2021.