Taylor Hawkins' widow thanks fans for their 'outpouring of love'

Taylor Hawkins’ widow expresses appreciation for fans in first statement since his passing… as Foo Fighters announce tribute concerts: ‘This time of unimaginable grief’

Taylor Hawkins’ widow has expressed her appreciation for the ‘outpouring of love’ and ‘kindness’ she received from the Foo Fighters community in the aftermath of her husband’s death. 

Alison Hawkins thanked fans for their support during her time of ‘unimaginable grief’ in her first statement following the death of her husband at age 50 in March 2022.  

In a message posted on behalf of the Hawkins family on Wednesday, Alison wrote: ‘My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love and each everyone one of you have shown our beloved Taylor.

‘An invaluable comfort’: Taylor Hawkins’ widow Alison has expressed her appreciation for the ‘outpouring of love’ she received from the Foo Fighters community in the aftermath of her husband’s death

‘Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.

‘As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to “knocking your socks off” during every performance. 

‘Taylor was honored to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family.

‘Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.

Hawkins thanked fans in her first statement following the death of her husband, who passed at age 50 in March

Dedication: ‘As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to “knocking your socks off” during every performance,’ Alison wrote (pictured 2018)

‘In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us. 

‘Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you & we love you too. With gratitude, Alison Hawkins.’

Alison and the Foo Fighters have also announced two tribute concerts honoring the late drummer.

That was then: Hawkins and his wife pictured in 2013  

Paying tribute: Alison and the Foo Fighters have also announced two tribute concerts honoring the late drummer

The rock band will play at London’s Wembley Stadium on 3 September and the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27 to honour their ‘beloved bandmate’, who tragically passed away at the age of 50 in March. 

The tribute concerts have been organised by Taylor’s family together with his bandmates Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.

The Best of You band said they would be teaming up with artists who inspired and were inspired by the late musician, ‘playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life’.

Full details of the line-up will be announced.

Taylor was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia this March. No cause of death was announced but a toxicology report showed traces of 10 different substances in his body – including opioids, marijuana and anti-depressants.

Rock on: Taylor pictured performing on day three of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 with bandmate Dave Grohl on March 20

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