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Coldplay’s Chris Martin dedicates Everglow to Taylor Hawkins and The Foo Fighters

Chris Martin dedicated an emotional performance of Coldplay’s hit Everglow to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on Friday, following his death aged 50.

Speaking during a concert in Monterrey, Mexico, the hitmaker described Taylor as a ‘beautiful, beautiful man’ before wiping away a tear.  

On Friday Taylor was found dead in a hotel room in the north of Bogota, Colombia where The Foo Fighters were due to play at a festival, with the band saying they were ‘devastated’ by his passing.

Heartfelt: Coldplay’s Chris Martin dedicated Everglow to Taylor Hawkins and The Foo Fighters in an emotional stage performance on Friday

Chris said to the crowd: ‘We heard that a friend of ours in a great, great band called the Foo Fighters has passed away

‘We weren’t sure whether to talk about it in this concert but feel like we have to because they’re out friends and we care about them and we feel like we should send love to the Foo Fighters

‘We all knew Taylor, their drummer, who was a beautiful, beautiful man, and so we’re going to play this song for The Foo Fighters and for him, this is called Everglow,’ he concluded.

Shock: The Foo Fighters' longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins, sadly died at the age of 50 on Friday night

Shock: The Foo Fighters’ longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins, sadly died at the age of 50 on Friday night

Tribute: Chris called the late drummer a 'beautiful, beautiful man' during the serenade, as he showed his support for the rock band

Tribute: Chris called the late drummer a ‘beautiful, beautiful man’ during the serenade, as he showed his support for the rock band

Open: Chris said to the crowd: 'We heard that a friend of ours in a great, great band called the Foo Fighters has passed away

Open: Chris said to the crowd: ‘We heard that a friend of ours in a great, great band called the Foo Fighters has passed away

Undecided: Chris shared he wasn't sure whether to talk about it on stage or not, but felt they 'had to' after learning the shocking news

Undecided: Chris shared he wasn’t sure whether to talk about it on stage or not, but felt they ‘had to’ after learning the shocking news

Chris had a tear in his eye as he spoke to the crowd, wiping his cheek as the crowd cheered and supported him.  

The Foo Fighters and Coldplay have been friends for years, often poking fun at each other and jesting rivalry. 

Coldplay are currently on their The Music of the Spheres world tour, changing their show layout to pay tribute to the Taylor.

Everglow: 'We all knew Taylor, their drummer, who was a beautiful, beautiful man, and so we're going to play this song for The Foo Fighters and for him, this is called Everglow,' he concluded

Everglow: ‘We all knew Taylor, their drummer, who was a beautiful, beautiful man, and so we’re going to play this song for The Foo Fighters and for him, this is called Everglow,’ he concluded

Emotional: Chris had a tear in his eye as he spoke to the crowd, wiping his cheek as the crowd cheered and supported him

Emotional: Chris had a tear in his eye as he spoke to the crowd, wiping his cheek as the crowd cheered and supported him

Touring: Coldplay are currently on their The Music of the Spheres world tour, changing their show layout to pay tribute to the Taylor

Touring: Coldplay are currently on their The Music of the Spheres world tour, changing their show layout to pay tribute to the Taylor

The musician was found dead in a hotel room in the north of Bogota, Colombia where the band were due to play at a festival on Friday night.

His last show with the Foo Fighters was a headlining set at Lollapalooza Argentina on March 22, where they played for over two hours in Buenos Aires’ Hipódromo de San Isidro.

The Metropolitan Police of Bogota have said the cause of death is yet to be established, but could be drug related.

Shocking: Taylor was found dead in a hotel room in the north of Bogota, Colombia where the band were due to play at a festival on Friday

Shocking: Taylor was found dead in a hotel room in the north of Bogota, Colombia where the band were due to play at a festival on Friday

Taylor, had openly discussed his drug and overdose struggles years before what the band called his ‘tragic and untimely’ death. 

The father-of-three overdosed on heroin back in 2001, just four years after joining the band, and ended up in a coma which he later described as the result of him ‘taking it too far’. 

Hawkins, who was married to his wife Alison, and a father to three children, Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh, had just completed a host of tour dates in South America with the band last playing in San Isidro, Argentina, last Sunday. 

Alongside drumming, Taylor also provided vocals, guitar and piano for the band on various recordings.

More tributes have also been payed to the drummer online, with Queen guitarist Brian May expressing his disbelief at the passing.

He shared a picture to Instagram, with the caption: ‘No. It cannot be. Heartbroken. Taylor, you were family to us. Our friend, our brother, our beloved child. Bless you. We will miss you so bad.’

Dad-of-three: Taylor and his wife share three children, one of whom is pictured

Dad-of-three: Taylor and his wife share three children, one of whom is pictured

NYC: Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Nate Mendel pose backstage as The Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden in June 2021

NYC: Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Nate Mendel pose backstage as The Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden in June 2021

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