Fellow musicians have paid tribute to "incredible talent" Taylor Hawkins, who has died aged 50.

The Foo Fighters drummer was hailed as a "generous and cool person" as well as being an "amazing musician".

Hawkins' death was announced by the band on Friday in the midst of a festival tour of South America.

Miley Cyrus, who was part of the lineup alongside the Foo Fighters at the Estereo Picnic festival in Bogotá, Colombia, said she would dedicate her Saturday show to him.

"My favorite memory of Taylor is dancing round the drum kit while he played this song..." she posted on her Instagram story, with a picture of the Pretenders song Brass In Pocket.

"Playing it on repeat, imagining us laughing forever."

Queen drummer Roger Taylor compared Hawkins death to "losing a younger favourite brother".

"He was a kind brilliant man and an inspirational mentor to my son Rufus and the best friend one could ever have. Devastated," he said.

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Meanwhile Queen guitarist Brian May said: "No. It cannot be. Heartbroken. Taylor, you were family to us.

"Our friend, our brother, our beloved child. Bless you. We will miss you so bad."

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker remembered the days when Hawkins played with Alanis Morissette before moving to the Foo Fighters, adding that he was "sad" he would never see him again.

"I'll never forget Laguna Beach days when I was a trash man playing in a punk rock band and you were playing with Alanis.

"You’d come watch me play in dive bars and be like, 'kid you’re a star’.

"And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination.

"Years later we toured together with Blink and Foos in Australia and I have the best memories of smoking cigarettes in the restroom of flights we were on together and watching your set every night.

"To say I’ll miss you my friend isn’t enough. Till the next time we talk drums and smoke in the boys room."

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Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose said Hawkins was a "really great guy, drummer n’ family man".

"Was always great to see him! Was looking forward to seeing him n’ everyone in Daytona.

"Truly saddened. My deepest condolences to his family, the Foo Fighters n’their fans," he added.

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger also paid tribute, saying on Twitter: "So incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. My thoughts are with his family and the band at this time."

Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher, former frontman of rock band Oasis said he was "devastated to hear the sad news" alongside rock band Biffy Clyro who tweeted their condolences.

Oscar-nominated producer Finneas O'Connell said "the world was lucky" to have experienced Hawkins' "gifts" before his passing.

"So heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins' passing, what an incredible talent, who didn't also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway," he said.

"The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace."

Ozzy Osbourne praised Hawkins as a "great person and an amazing musician" and promised to "see him on the other side".

"@TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician," he said.

"My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans.

"See you on the other side - Ozzy."

KISS bassist Gene Simmons said he was "shocked and saddened" by the news of Hawkins' death.

Simmons' KISS bandmate Paul Stanley remembered Hawkins as "a great guy, a dad and a husband".

Billy Idol said the death of Hawkins was "so tragic".

The Smashing Pumpkins tweeted: "Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022. Our deepest sympathies to Taylor's family, his fans, and of course his band."

The US embassy in Bogotá also expressed its "sincerest condolences" to the drummer's family, friends and fans.

Here are some of the many other tributes:

Source: Press Association