5 Important Events In Taylor Hawkins’ Life & Career

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The world mourned the sudden death of Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins last March 25. His band expressed their deepest condolences on a Twitter post, which also confirmed the death of Hawkins. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band wrote. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.” No cause of death was revealed yet, but it was informed that earlier, Hawkins reportedly complained about growing chest pains. Lots of fans and friends paid respects to the drummer, who built his reputation on an iconic note. Below are some of the important events in his life.


Drugs Were an Issue for Him

Like most rockstars, doing drugs became the norm. In 2001, Hawkins accidentally overdosed himself on heroin, and he had to be hospitalized and was in a coma for 2 weeks. This served as a wake-up call for him, who eventually quit the bad habit after that incident.

He Was a Family Man

Unlike the stereotypical face of show business wherein marriages of stars often lead to divorce a few years later, for Taylor Hawkins, this wasn’t the case. He remained married to Alison Hawkins in 2005 and had three children: Oliver, Annabelle, and Everleigh.

He Once Portrayed Iggy Pop in a Movie

It might sound quite surprising, but in the film CBGB, Hawkins played the iconic Stooges frontman Iggy Pop for a screen time of 15 minutes. He’s not cut for movies as much as he was in music, but at least this reminded us that Hawkins was capable of acting.

He Was Alanis Morissette’s Drummer Before His Gig in Foo Fighters

Hawkins often credits Alanis for the jumpstart of his music career, and never missed a chance to give thanks to the Canadian singer whenever he got the chance. He even considered her “his sister,” even though the two decided to part ways because their styles of music were changing.

He Was a Huge Queen Fan

Queen is a standard of music, so there’s no doubt that someone like Taylor Hawkins would go on and pursue the craft all thanks to the British band. In 1982, he attended a Queen concert that changed his life completely, with Roger Taylor becoming his ultimate hero. “After that concert, I don’t think I slept for three days,” he told Kerrang!