How Taylor Hawkins made 9-yr-old drummer girl smile, just DAYS before his tragic death
Hawkins tragically died on March 25 just an hour before his performance at a Bogota festival
Taylor Hawkins' sudden death has sent shockwaves among his fans. The 50-year-old was in Bogota, Colombia, for the Festival Estéreo Picnic when he was found dead on Friday, March 25, in a hotel where he was staying. His death came just an hour before his performance at the festival alongside with his band Foo Fighters.
But it has been said that days before his shocking death, the cause of which is still unknown, he had made the day of one of his little fans. Reportedly, when Hawkins was in Paraguay, a nine-year-old girl named Emma Sofia drummed outside a hotel, where he and his band members were staying, in an attempt to meet him. And Sofia's dream came true that day as Hawkins came outside to meet her.
The videos and photos of the little girl drumming and meeting Hawkins have gone viral on the internet, attracting a lot of comments. A user tweeted, “Beautiful, she plays like angels, I have to be honest, I don't know if it's because of my age (50) but I didn't know about the band Foo Fighters, but when the trend started in networks due to the death of the drummer I found this preview video, and I understood influence on children and adults, Emma must be.” Another user said, “She fulfilled her dream before his departure #taylorhawkins will be pleased to appreciate her talent and will be lighting her up from above.”
Hermosa,toca como los ángeles,tengo que ser sincera,no se si es por mi edad (50) pero no conocía de la banda Foo Fighters ,pero cuando comenzó la tendencia en redes por la muerte del baterista encontré este video previó ,y entendí la influencia en niños y adultos,Emma debe estar— MonicaJimenez (@Monicamoralesj4) March 26, 2022
Cumplió su sueño antes de su partida #taylorhawkins estará complacido de apreciar su talento y desde lo alto estará iluminandola 😢— Diego M. Ramírez® (@dieramB2) March 26, 2022
A tweet read, “Drummer Taylor Hawkins of the band Foo Fighters passed away in Bogotá. This video is from two days ago in 🇵🇾 #Paraguay, where 9-year-old Emma Sofía fulfilled her dream of meeting him despite the terrible storm that forced the concert to be suspended.” Sofia’s mother also tweeted, “Since my daughter found out that the Foo Fighters were coming, she started a campaign to meet them. Today we took his drums to play in front of the Sheraton and look who came out at his call. 😍 Dreams come true.” Replying to her tweet, a person said: “What a beautiful experience with your daughter and the one who is already resting in the light, my daughters and friends went to the concert in CDMX @Julius_GPC @foofighters.”
🇨🇴#COLOMBIA 🚨#URGENTE | Falleció en Bogotá el baterista Taylor Hawkins de la banda Foo Fighters.— Rochex R. Robinson Bonilla (@RochexRB27) March 26, 2022
Este video es de hace dos días en 🇵🇾#Paraguay, donde Emma Sofía, de 9 años cumplió su sueño de conocerlo pese al terrible temporal que obligó a suspender el concierto.#RochexRB27 pic.twitter.com/7SJimGPSrc
Mi hija desde que se enteró que venían los Foo Fighters empezó una campaña para conocerlos. Hoy llevamos su batería a tocar frente al Sheraton y miren quien salió ante su llamado. 😍 Dreams come true. pic.twitter.com/VpE8dTDY5g— Julius (@Julius_GPC) March 23, 2022
Meanwhile, after Hawkins’ death, Foo Fighters shared a statement that read, “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 with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.” The Estéreo Picnic festival’s organizers also stated, “With a broken heart, we are here to tell you sad news. Due to a very serious medical situation, Foo Fighters will not be able to perform at the Festival tonight.”
Meanwhile, tributes have poured in for the late drummer with a fan saying, “I can’t imagine being a drummer and losing your front man, then becoming the front man only to lose your drummer… rest in peace Taylor Hawkins, and peace be with you Dave Grohl, just devastating.” “Wow, absolutely heart breaking. Wonder what cause of death is since 50 is young and he appeared to be quite healthy,” the second one wondered while tyhe third fan of Hawkins added: “I’m completely FLOORED, and heartbroken. I’m am so beyond blessed that I got to see them play recently. Forever my heroes. 💔 RIP in peace @taylorhawkins.”
I can’t imagine being a drummer and losing your front man, then becoming the front man only to lose your drummer… rest in peace Taylor Hawkins, and peace be with you Dave Grohl, just devastating pic.twitter.com/l0pAtC1D1z— Pizza Dad (@Pizza__Dad) March 26, 2022
Wow, absolutely heart breaking.— Lord Marco (@thelordmarc0) March 26, 2022
Wonder what cause of death is since 50 is young and he appeared to be quite healthy.