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Foo Fighters have announced they will not be touring North America later this year, following the news of the tragic passing of long-time drummer Taylor Hawkins. 

Tickets for the tour went on sale last month, with the band set to bring their high-energy performance to the Save-On-Foods-Memorial Centre later this year on October 3rd. 

On Friday March 25th, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died at the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota in Colombia, just as the band was set to perform at the Festival Estéreo Picnic before moving on to São Paulo, Brazil.

That evening, paramedics responded to a call about a patient with chest pain at the hotel. An ambulance was sent to the scene where a private health provider was already providing treatment, however, efforts to resuscitate Hawkins were unsuccessful. 

In lieu of the performance at the festival, candles were placed on stage to honor Hawkins.

On Tuesday, the band took to Instagram to announce the cancellation of the rest of their tour dates.

Hawkins was only 50-years-old and had been performing with the band for 25 years, three years after the band began. Prior to that, he was the drummer for Alanis Morissette.

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