‘We will all miss you so much,’ drummer Chad Smith said
On Thursday (31 March), as the legendary rock band was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, each member took a moment to share a few words.
Chad Smith, the group’s drummer, used his time not only to thank their fans for supporting them throughout the years but also to celebrate Hawkins, who died on 25 March, aged 50.
“I have to give a shout out to my brother Taylor Hawkins, who I love and we will all miss so much,” he said at the Los Angeles event.
“He would laugh and make a nice smart a** comment about this whole thing, and I love him,” Smith joked.
Smith’s tribute joins a slew of other celebrities who have also paid homage to Hawkins, including Paul McCartney and Liam Gallagher.
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