How the 2022 Grammys Paid Tribute to Taylor Hawkins

The 2022 Grammy Awards paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins during the show on Sunday, April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The musician passed away suddenly at the age of 50 on March 25, during a Foo Fighters tour in Bogotá, Colombia.

Hawkins was found unresponsive in his hotel room in the Colombian capital, and an early urine toxicology test found 10 different drugs in his system.

At the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, the Foo Fighters won best rock performance for their song "Making a Fire," best rock song for "Waiting on a War" and best rock album for their 10th studio album, "Medicine at Midnight."

How the 2022 Grammys Paid Tribute to Taylor Hawkins

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards paid tribute to Hawkins in the time slot originally reserved for the Foo Fighters' performance.

Following the drummer's untimely passing, the band announced on March 31 that they would be canceling their performance.

A short video was played in Hawkins' honor, showing the legendary drummer as he performed on stage with the Foo Fighters, as well as behind-the-scenes moments.

Frontman Dave Grohl could be heard calling Hawkins the "best drummer in the world," and Hawkins was also shown in an interview saying "to be a good drummer you have to be a good actor."

As clips from Hawkins' illustrious career were shown Foo Fighters' hit track "My Hero" was played, and the video ended with a crowd chanting the song's chorus to the band during one of their shows.

The tribute ended with the crowd chant continuing as an image of Hawkins on the drums was shown with the words "Taylor Hawkins, 1972-2022" on it.

Foo Fighters have canceled all of their upcoming tour dates, and they announced on March 29 it was because of the "staggering loss of Taylor Hawkins."

In their announcement, the band told their fans: "Instead, let's take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close and to appreciate all the music and memories we've made together."

Hawkins had been a part of the rock band since 1997, joining the Foo Fighters after working with Alanis Morissette as her drummer on tour.

The late musician made nine albums with Foo Fighters from 1997 to 2022, and he also worked on several other projects including solo band Taylor Hawking and the Coattail Riders.

Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison and their three children, Oliver, Annabelle, and Everleigh.

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Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters performs on stage at Rod Laver Arena on 7th December 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. Hawkins died suddenly on March 25, 2022 and the 2022 Grammy Awards paid tribute to him on Sunday, April 3. Martin Philbey/Redferns