• Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died
  • It's a great loss for his loved ones and friends
  • His band and other musicians mourn on social media

Sad news from the Foo Fighters: drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away at the age of 50, the band announced on Instagram. The drummer died in Colombia on Friday night, local authorities said on Twitter. Foo Fighters were there to play a festival.

Taylor Hawkins: Foo Fighters are "devastated"

The search for Taylor Hawkins's cause of death is still ongoing, but authorities have already said several substances have been found in his blood. "The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins," writes the band.

Other musicians are also mourning after the recently deceased star. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr writes on Twitter: "God bless Taylor peace and love to all his family and the band peace and love."

Queen star Brian May explains on Instagram: "No. It cannot be. Heartbroken. Taylor, you were family to us. Our friend, our brother, our beloved child. Bless you. We will miss you so bad."

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Axl Rose, Mick Jagger and co. express their grief

Axl Rose tweeted about Taylor Hawkins's death: "He was a really great guy, drummer n' family man. Was always great to see him! Was looking forward to seeing him n' everyone in Daytona."

Mick Jagger reacted with heartfelt words. "So incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. My thoughts are with his family and the band at this time," he tweeted. 

Aerosmith also mourn their fellow rocker and took to Twitter to call his death "such a devastating loss."

Ozzy Osbourne says goodbye on Twitter: "Taylor Hawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. [...] See you on the other side."

Taylor Hawkins was just 50 years old and leaves behind his wife and three children.