Taylor hawkins dies at 50

Taylor Hawkins, the hard-hitting, charismatic drummer for Foo Fighters died at 50

A statement posted in band’s social media and sent by its representative confirmed the death.

Hawkins started to play drums at age 10

A 1982 Queen show made him realise music was his passion.

He appeared in the video for its breakout hit “You Oughta Know,” flipping his blond mane behind the drum kit.

Hawkins was Foo Fighters' drummer for 25 of the band's 28 years of existence, taking over for original drummer William Goldsmith in 1997

Taylor Hawkins born in Fort Worth Texas in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Beach, California.

Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison and their three children.