How Alison Hawkins Coped with Her Husband’s Tragic Death and Honored His Legacy

March 22, 2024
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Who is Alison Hawkins?

Alison is an American illustrator and a celebrity, but perhaps best known as the wife of the late Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters.

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Alison Hawkins Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Alison Hawkins is very secretive about her background – her exact date and place of birth are unknown, though sources state that she was born in the late ’70s in the USA, while some state Washington D.C. as her hometown. Unfortunately, she hasn’t revealed her parents’ names and their vocations, while there’s no information on whether she has any siblings or not.

Growing up, she became interested in painting and arts overall, which resulted in her drawing and painting, with frequent trips to the Smithsonian.

To speak of her education, Taylor obtained a bachelor of arts in graphic design from a reputable university, but it isn‘t revealed which one.



To speak of Alison’s accomplishments, she’s worked as a children’s book author and illustrator on a number of books in the ‘Super Gross’ series, which can be found on the website.

Furthermore, she has worked with such clients as Universal Standard, Discover Durham, American Greetings, and others.

She’s also worked on children’s books “The Noisy Classroom” and “Going Buggy!”, among others.

How Alison Copied with her Husband’s Tragic Death?

Alison, the spouse of Taylor Hawkins, has shared her thoughts about her husband’s passing on his Instagram page after two-and-a-half months. She expressed her gratitude to fans for their love and support during this challenging time for her family, and thanked the Foo Fighter community for herself, her late husband, and their children, emphasizing how much they meant to Taylor. She also mentioned that Taylor was dedicated to delivering outstanding performances, and cherished being part of the band.


How She Honored Taylor Hawkins’s Legacy?

Following the previous statement, Alison, alongside the remaining members of Foo Fighters, announced two concerts in tribute to Taylor and his tragic death. The first was held at Wembley Stadium in London on 3 September 2022 and featured such guests as Travis Baker, Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, Roger Taylor, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, and many others.

The second concert was held at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, on 27 September 2022, and some stars returned to the second show, including Barker, Lifeson, and Van Halen, while some of the newcomers included Nikki Sixx, Miley Cyrus, Geezer Butler, and many others.

Net Worth

According to sources, Alison Hawkins’s net worth is estimated at $1 million, as of early 2023.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Alison and Taylor married in 2005, and remained together until his premature death. They had three children, Oliver Shane Hawkins, Everleigh, and Annabelle. Their son Oliver is pursuing his father’s footsteps, and has performed as a drummer with Foo Fighters a few times already, including at the tribute concerts for his father.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Alison Hawkins has blonde hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), while she weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs). Her vital statistics are unknown, but she has an average figure.


Alison Hawkins’ Husband, Taylor Hawkins Short Bio

Taylor Hawkins was born on 17 February 1972, in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in a musical family, so was exposed to music at a young age – according to reports, his mother was a pianist, and his father played drums in a local band. Hawkins showed an early interest in drumming, and started playing the drums when he was just six years old.

As a child, Hawkins was a big fan of classic rock bands such as The Who and Queen, and was particularly inspired by Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, and often imitated his playing style. Hawkins also listened to punk and alternative rock bands like The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and The Pixies.

In the early 1990s, Hawkins moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He played in several bands, including Sass Jordan and Sylvia, but struggled to gain recognition. Hawkins also worked odd jobs to support himself, including delivering pizzas and as a roadie for other bands.

In 1997, Hawkins was invited to join the rock band Foo Fighters as their drummer, which turned out to be his big break. The band was founded by Dave Grohl, the former drummer of Nirvana, and had just released their second album, “The Colour and the Shape.” Hawkins replaced original drummer William Goldsmith, who left the band due to creative differences.

Hawkins quickly became an integral part of Foo Fighters, and helped the band develop their sound.


He remained with the band until his death, working on all the albums and winning a number of awards, including the Grammy in 2015.

Unfortunately, he passed away in 2022 in Bogota, Colombia, when he was scheduled to perform with the band. His toxicology showed at least ten different substances in his bloodstream, and he’d complained of chest pains during his stay in Bogota.

Olivia Wilson

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