Taylor Hawkins' Widow Breaks Silence on Foo Fighters Star's Death

Taylor Hawkins' widow has publicly broken her silence on the Foo Fighters drummer's death, more than two months after he passed away.

Hawkins died on March 25 at the age of 50 after being found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia. An early urine toxicology test found 10 different drugs in his system.

Alison Hawkins, who married the musician in 2005, shared a statement on her late husband's Twitter account, as it was also announced that his bandmates are planning two tribute shows in September.

"My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor's fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown out beloved Taylor," the statement began. "Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief."

"As Taylor's wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to 'knocking your socks off' during every performance," Alison Hawkins, who had three children with her late husband, continued. "Taylor was honored to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family."

"Taylor's endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created," she wrote. "In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor's legacy and the music he gave us."

A Message from The Hawkins Family
Alison Hawkins (left) and her husband Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters (right) attend the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021. Alison Hawkins has broken her silence on her husband's March death, as the late rocker's family and bandmates announced tribute shows. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

She concluded her message by reiterating her gratitude for the "love and sympathy" of her husband's fans, adding: "Taylor loved all of you & we love you too."

A preceding tweet on the Taylor Hawkins' account revealed that plans are in the works for a pair of tribute shows on September 3 at London's Wembley Stadium and on September 27 at Los Angeles' Kia Forum. Line-ups for the shows will be announced at a later date.

The announcement was also made on the verified Foo Fighters Twitter account alongside a caption that read: "For our dear friend, our badass bandmate, our beloved brother...Foo Fighters and The Hawkins family bring you the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts."

On the band's official website, a statement said that Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee "will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts."

Following Hawkins' death, his bandmates canceled their planned performance at April's 2022 Grammy Awards. The band also canceled all of their planned tour dates.

The band announced the cancellations on March 29, saying that it was because of the "staggering loss of Taylor Hawkins," adding: "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."

Many of the tour dates had already sold out and would have taken the band around the world, with performances scheduled for the U.S., U.K., Italy, Australia, and France.

Following the announcement of his death in late March, the music world mourned and paid tribute to the Foo Fighters drummer. While fans remembered Hawkins, a video of him meeting a star-struck fan just days before his death went viral.

Though best known for being in Foo Fighters, he also worked with Alanis Morissette and Coheed and Cambria. He also fronted his own band, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.

Foo Fighters performing
Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters are pictured performing during day three of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 20, 2022 in Santiago, Chile. Hawkins passed away days later. Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images