Grammys to honour the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Grammys to honour Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins' passing came as a shock and is a great loss to the music industry...

Taylor Hawkins Foo Fighters drummer
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The Grammys have announced that they will be honouring legendary drummer Taylor Hawkins. 

Speaking to Vanity, Jack Sussman, CBS’ executive vice president, said they are busy planning how to do a special feature for the late star. 

“We will honor his memory in some way,” Sussman said. 

“We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved. We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end,” he added. 

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Although the Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform, it is not clear if the plan still stands. 

The band has announced that they have cancelled all upcoming tour dates. 

"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. Instead, let's take time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close and to appreciate all the memories we've made together," the band said in a statement.  

Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room on Friday, 25 March. He was 50 years old. The band announced the passing on their social media pages. 

"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 will all of us forever. 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," Foo Fighters wrote on Twitter. 

Following the death, several celebrities sent their condolences to the band and Taylor's family. 

"Taylor’s sudden death came as a shock to me and the people who knew and loved him.⁣ Not only was he a GREAT drummer but his personality was big and shiny and will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to live and work alongside him.," wrote Paul McCartney. 

Doja Cat has also expressed sadness over the passing of the legendary drummer. 

"I just found out through my team that a legend has passed today so I just want to send love and healing to the family and friends of Taylor Hawkins and the Foo Fighters. Rest in peace to a man with a beautiful young heart and wicked talent," she wrote. 

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The Grammys will take place this Sunday, 3 April, in Las Vegas. 

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