The 50-year-old’s demise was introduced in a tweet from the band posted at 2pm at the moment (AEDT).
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the assertion learn.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.
“Our hearts exit to his spouse, kids and household, and we requested that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably tough time.”
No cause of death was given in the statement.
The band had been scheduled to perform a show tonight in Bogota, Colombia, as part of a worldwide tour.
Colombian police confirmed the death but gave no details. The US Embassy in Bogota expressed its condolences in a tweet.
Police vehicles, an ambulance and fans were gathered outside the hotel in northern Bogota where Hawkins was believed to have been staying.
The band, who played a one-off show in Geelong earlier this month, are scheduled to visit Australia again for five shows in December this year.
Hawkins joined the band in 1997 and was a stalwart member of the group.
The talented drummer was an energetic and charismatic presence on stage, in interviews and in their video clips.
In 2001 he survived a heroin overdose which left him comatose for two weeks.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Hawkins joined the band after the recording of their second album, and remained a core member since.
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021, the primary yr they had been eligible.