Miley Cyrus Pays Tribute To Taylor Hawkins At Lollapalooza
Miley Cyrus paid a tearful tribute to her late friend, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, onstage at Lollapalooza Brazil Saturday (March 26th) night.
Before playing “Angels Like You,” the singer told the crowd that she last spoke to Hawkins after she experienced an emergency plan landing last week.
She said, “We had to make this emergency landing and the first person that I called was Taylor, because he was already at the festival. And that would’ve been the time that I would’ve gotten to see my friend, and I didn’t. So it makes me really sad.”
A teary-eyed Cyrus continued, “I would have done anything to hang out with him one more time. But I know any time that I get on stage and any time that I get to play with my band—which, if anything ever f–king happened to any one of them, it would f–king kill me, so I couldn’t imagine how the Foo Fighters feel today.”
Hawkins died on Friday, March 25th of an apparent drug overdose at age 50. Ultimate Classic Rock reported Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Columbia where the band was booked to play that night at the Festival Estereo Picnic.
According to a statement issued by The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia, a preliminary toxicology report reportedly found 10 substances – including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids in the drummer’s bloodstream.