"It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins. We're sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won't be seeing one another as planned," a statement read.
The band had more than 50 shows planned, and they were supposed to visit the U.S., Canada, France, the U.K., Australia and more.
Just before the musical act was supposed to perform at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, they revealed the tragic news.
"The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever," the band said via Twitter. "Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time."
He died late Friday night after he experienced chest pains at his hotel, according to local health officials. He was 50 years old.
The cause of death has not been determined yet, but in a preliminary "forensic medical study," which was released on Saturday, March 26, they found 10 substances — THC, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids — in Hawkins' urine.
"The National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues the medical studies to achieve total clarification of the events that led to the death of Taylor Hawkins," the report said.
Lead singer Dave Grohl and Hawkins had a meaningful friendship — one that he will never forget. “Upon first meeting, our bond was immediate, and we grew closer with every day, every song, every note that we ever played together,” Grohl wrote in his 2021 memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music. “I am not afraid to say that our chance meeting was a kind of love at first sight, igniting a musical ‘twin flame’ that still burns to this day. Together, we have become an unstoppable duo, onstage and off, in pursuit of any and all adventure we can find.”