Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins
Quick Facts About Taylor Hawkins
Celebrated Name Taylor Hawkins
Age 52 years old
Nick Name Taylor
Birth Name Oliver Taylor Hawkins
Birth Date 1972-02-17
Gender Male
Profession American musician
Nationality American
Place of Birth Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Ethnicity white
Religion Chritianity
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Terry Hawkins
Mother Elizabeth Ann Hawkins
Brother Jason
Sister Heather
High School Laguna Beach High School
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Wife Alison
Children 3
Net Worth $40 million
Salary $2 million per year
Height 5 ft 11 inches
Weight 70 Kg
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Blonde
Death Date March 25, 2022

Taylor Hawkins, one of the greatest rock drummers the world had ever witnessed, was widely known as the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, with whom he recorded eight studio albums between 1999 and 2021. He was also known for his energetic and energy fullback performance.  Hawkins' final performance with the Foo Fighters before his death was at the Lollapalooza Argentina festival on March 20, 2022.

Who is Taylor Hawkins?

Taylor Hawkins was an American musician and a drummer. Hawkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a member of Foo Fighters. He was voted "Best Rock Drummer" in 2005 by the British drumming magazine Rhythm. 

Having started his music career with the Orange County-based Californian band, Sylvia, he came into the limelight after becoming the drummer for Canadian singer Sass Jordan. In 2004, Hawkins formed his own side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he played drums and sang, releasing three studio albums between 2006 and 2019.

He formed the supergroup NHC with Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney in 2020, where he also took on lead vocal and drumming duties. The band's sole album is due for release in 2022.

Taylor Hawkins' cause of death

On March 25, 2022, Hawkins who was staying in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia was found unresponsive in his room by hotel staff due to sudden chest pain. Soon, Health personnel arrived and they performed CPR, but that didn't work and he was pronounced dead at the scene in his hotel room. He was 50. 

On the night of his death, Hawkins was scheduled to perform with the Foo Fighters at the Estéreo Picnic Festival as part of their ongoing South American tour. But before the event, Hawkins passed away and to his tribute, the festival stage was turned into a candlelight vigil. 

No cause of death was immediately available, but the following day, Colombian authorities announced that a preliminary urine toxicology test indicated that Hawkins had ten substances in his system at the time of his death, including opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, and THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis.

Hawkins’s wife and family are ‘devastated’ after his sudden death and several celebrities have shared heartfelt condolence for him. 

Where was Taylor Hawkins born?

Taylor Hawkins was born on 17th February 1972 in Fort Worth, the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Texas. His birth name was Oliver Taylor Hawkins. He was an American citizen and belonged to the white ethnicity. His star sign was Aquarius. He was a follower of Christianity. 

Hawkins was born into a middle-class family. His father's name was Terry Hawkins and his mother's name was Elizabeth Ann Hawkins. Both his parents were also music lovers. When Hawkins was four, he moved with his family to Laguna Beach, California. He has a brother named Jason and a sister, Heather. 

Growing up in Laguna Beach, Hawkins attended Laguna Beach High School from where he graduated in 1990. After high school, he begins to focus on his music career. 

Who is Taylor Hawkins' wife? 

Before his death, Taylor Hawkins was living with his beautiful wife, Alison, and his three children in his mansion in Hidden Hills, California. Actually, Alison was the only woman to whom he got married throughout his life. Before getting married the couple dated for several years and finally tied their knot in 2005. Together they had three children: Oliver, Annabelle, and Everleigh. 

How much is Taylor Hawkins's net worth?

At the time of his death on 25th March 2022, the net worth of Taylor Hawkins was $40 million. Hawkins had managed to earn such a huge fortune through his successful music career. A major part of his earnings, he used to get from Foo Fighters' album sales and revenues. Hawkins also used to make millions from his own album sales, world tours, and concerts. 

How tall is Taylor Hawkins?

Taylor Hawkins was 5 ft 11 inches tall and his body weight was 70 Kg. He was a very handsome man with a punky dressing style. He used to look smart in his long hairstyle which was blonde in color. He had a pair of mesmerizing hazel-colored eyes. He had a tattoo of a black Eagle on his left arm. 

Facts About Taylor Hawkins

  • #1He is a supporter of Republicans.
  • #2He made his acting debut in the film Studio 666 in 2022.
  • #3His first two major drummer inspirations were Roger Taylor and Stewart Copeland.
  • #4He was heavy drug user.
  • #5He had worked with Elton John.
  • #6He is also a singer.
  • #7In 2013, Hawkins formed a rock cover band called Chevy Metal.
  • #8He was very close to Jill Biden.
  • #9He played drum in a number of bands since his teenage.
  • #10He was obsessed with black dress-up.

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