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Richard Marx says he was shocked by the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The Grammy Award winner – known for hits such as ‘Right Here Waiting’ and ‘Endless Summer Nights’ – tweeted Friday night that he was collaboration with Hawkins shortly before dying at age 50.

“Gutted. Completely gutted,” Marx, 58, wrote on Twitter after news broke of Hawkins’ death. “We just recorded something together a month ago. I can’t even process this right now. Let’s keep Taylor’s wife and kids close to our hearts.”

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Marx, who has collaborated with musical artists ranging from *NSYNC to Luther Vandross, was among many celebrities who paid tribute to the late drummer on social media.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr sent “love” to Hawkins’ family, while rock band Nickelback said they were “incredulous” by the news. Finneas, who is due to perform alongside his sister Billie Eilish at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, wrote he was “heartbroken”.

The Foo Fighters shared the sad news in a statement fridaywriting: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever. Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time.”

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The circumstances surrounding Hawkins’ death have not been disclosed. The band is currently touring South America and performed at Lollapalooza Argentina earlier this week.

They were scheduled to perform Friday at the Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogota, Colombia. However, during the festival, the organizers announced that there had been a medical emergency and that the group, which was the headliner, would not perform.

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Hawkins also recently appeared on The Howard Stern Show. In a clip posted to stern show Instagram, Hawkins told host Howard Stern that the Foo Fighters had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney.

“I thought it was neat the way he delivered his speech and he kind of drew the parallel between Dave [Grohl] being in Nirvana and being this crazy tornado, and then from there Dave found his way to the Foo Fighters, and we slowly progressed,” Hawkins told Stern.

“He said it was kind of a story similar to [going to] The Wings of the Beatles,” Hawkins added. “I always thought of us as the Wings. I love The Wings.”