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Watch Slash pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins with onstage speech, ‘Starlight’ performance

‘We're completely crushed that we lost him,’ the guitarist said

Tributes have been pouring in online for Taylor Hawkins ever since the Foo Fighters drummer was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota Colombia on March 25, just hours before the band was scheduled to perform at Bogota’s Picnic Stereo festival.

Last night in Orlando, Florida, Slash added his voice to the many musical peers honoring Hawkins, with an onstage tribute during the Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators at Hard Rock Live. Following a short speech, Slash performed the ballad ‘Starlight,’ from his 2010 self-titled solo album, in dedication to the late drummer.

"I'm sure most of you are aware that we lost a really close friend of ours last night,” Slash said to the audience. “Taylor Hawkins, the drummer of course of the Foo Fighters. First and foremost, he was a great fucking guy, a fucking sweetheart. He was a really good friend, kickass drummer, a lot of fun to be around. We're completely crushed that we lost him. So we wanted to do a song tonight dedicated it to him. So we're gonna play something we haven't played actually on this whole tour, but we're gonna do it tonight. This is called 'Starlight'."

You can check out the performance above.

On March 26, Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office released a report stating that a urine toxicology test was carried out on Hawkins and 10 substances were found, including THC, antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids. The statement added that that the National Institute of Forensic Medicine “continues the medical studies to achieve total clarification of the events that led to [Hawkins’] death,” and that the office will investigate in a “timely manner.”

Hawkins was 50 years old.