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Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne and other rock stars paid tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died at age 50 on Friday while on tour in South America, according to a statement from the band.

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Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, said in a tweet he is “so incredibly sad” to hear of Hawkins’ passing.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr wrote in a tweet“God bless Taylor peace and love to all his family and the band,” with several emojis.

Queen guitarist Brian May, one of Hawkins’ favorite bands, shared an Instagram post, writing “Taylor, you were family to us. Our friend, our brother, our beloved child.”

Singer Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath wrote in a tweet Hawkins “was truly a great person and an amazing musician.”

Axl Rose, frontman of Guns N’ Roses, said in a Twitter post Hawkins “was a really great guy, drummer n’ family man.”

Miley Cyrus, who is scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza Brasil, where the Foo Fighters were also scheduled to play, said on Instagram she would dedicate her performance in São Paulo to Hawkins.

Liam Gallagher, frontman of Oasis, said he was “absolutely devastated to hear the sad news about Taylor Hawkins” on Twitter.

Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley said they were “speechless” and “gutted” in separate Twitter posts.

Billy Idol shared a photo of Hawkins on Twitter, writing that Hawkins’ death was “so tragic.

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