Travis Barker Honors Late Friend Taylor Hawkins With a Hawk Tattoo

Travis Barker Honors Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins With a Hawk Tattoo: 'Forever'

Travis Barker and Taylor Hawkins
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A permanent tribute. Following Taylor Hawkins‘ recent death, Travis BarkerHis friend died with a unique tattoo

“HAWK forever 🦅,” Barker, 46, captioned a compilation of Instagram photos from his tattoo session at Shamrock Social Club on Wednesday, April 13. The Blink-182 drummer’s fiancée, Kourtney KardashianWhen he had a hawk inked on his left foot, he had his friend by his side.

The permanent homage to Hawkins comes less than one month after the Foo Fighters band member was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia. The Grammy winner, who was touring with Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee Pat SmearHe suffered from chest pains shortly before his death, March 25, at the age of 50.

At the time, a preliminary toxicology report revealed that Hawkins had 10 drugs in his system, including opioids, marijuana and antidepressants, according to a statement from the country’s General of the Nation in Fiscalía. Officials in Colombia have not yet revealed the cause of death.

Following his death, the Foo Fighters opened up about the “tragic and untimely loss” of their friend, writing, “[Taylor’s]Forever, the infectious laughter and musical spirit of his family will be with us all. 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.”

Barker, on the other hand, used social media to pay tribute to his fellow musician.

“I don’t have the words. It’s sad to write this, or to never see you again. I’ll never forget Laguna Beach days when I was a trash man playing in a punk rock band and you were playing with Alanis,” the California native wrote via Instagram alongside a photo of Hawkins. “You’d come watch me play in dive bars and be like, ‘kid you’re a star’. And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination.”

He continued: “Years later we toured together with Blink and Foo’s in Australia and I have the best memories of smoking cigarettes in the restroom of flights we were on together and watching your set every night. To say I’ll miss you my friend isn’t enough. Till the next time we talk drums and smoke in the boys room … Rest In Peace 😢🥁💔.”

Hawkins received a special tribute video at the 2022 Grammys. This was after the Foo Fighters announced they would no longer perform at the awards show.

“So, this was the moment in the show when I was supposed to be introducing the Foo Fighters. We would have been celebrating with them as they won … three Grammy Awards earlier today. But they are of course not here due to the tragic passing of their legendary drummer, Taylor Hawkins,” host Trevor NoahDuring the live show, April 3. “Our thoughts go out to Taylor’s family, his friends, the Foo Fighter family and all of their fans around the globe. We would like to take a moment now to remember Taylor.”

The segment featured clips of Hawkins over the years as “My Hero” played in the background.

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