Hawkins' death was confirmed by the band in an online post late Friday night. It did not release a cause but called his passing a "tragic and untimely loss."
Hawkins was Alanis Morissette's touring drummer when he joined Foo Fighters in 1997.
Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band.
Hawkins created a wonderfully rich musical legacy all his own, both with the Foos and other collaborators.
Hawkins and his wife, Alison, married in 2005. They had three children together, Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh. They resided in Hidden Hills, California, after moving from Topanga Canyon in 2012.