James Corden has paid tribute to late FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, calling him a "bright light" who "lit up every room he ever walked into." The 43-year-old host of "The Late Late Show With James Corden" made his comments during last night's episode of the late-night show which he has been hosting since 2015. "We were all shocked and saddened on Friday when we heard the tragic news that Taylor Hawkins had passed away," James said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "You have read things about Taylor and everything you read was true. He was a bright light. He lit up every room he ever walked into. He was so joyous and full of light and love and all the things that you want in a human being. I have such fond memories of any of the times that I got to spend with him. "We just wanted to say that our thoughts go out to his family, his friends, his bandmates, the FOO FIGHTERS fans who are all around the world," he continued. "And Taylor, thank you for everything you gave us while you were here." Corden then played an old "Carpool Karaoke" clip of him and the band crashing a Guitar Center in Los Angeles, where Corden, Hawkins and FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl compared their percussion skills and Corden laughing after failing to emulate Hawkins's drum solo. Hawkins died at a hotel in Bogota, Colombia on Friday (March 25). Local officials said an ambulance was sent to the hotel after a man reported having chest pains. The 50-year-old FOO FIGHTERS drummer did not respond to resuscitation efforts and was declared dead, the city's health department said. On Saturday, the Colombian attorney general's office announced that Hawkins had opioids, marijuana and other drugs in his system before he died. A toxicology report showed traces of 10 substances in his body, including anti-depressants, the office said. The statement added that the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences "will conduct the necessary medical studies to ascertain the cause of death" and that it "will continue the investigation and will report the results obtained within the framework thereof in a timely manner." FOO FIGHTERS announced Hawkins's death on their Instagram account. "The FOO FIGHTERS family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins," the announcement read. "His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time." The FOO FIGHTERS were scheduled to perform Friday at the Picnic Stereo festival in Bogota but their performance was canceled. The band played Lollapalooza Chile on March 18 and Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. They were scheduled to headline Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday (March 27). Hawkins has been open about his history of drug use. He overdosed on heroin in 2001 and spent a week in a coma, just four years after joining the FOO FIGHTERS.

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