The Grammy Awards paid tribute to the musical stars and icons of the sector who died in the past year, including the drummer of Foo Fighterswho died last week at the age of 50.
For the memoriam segment, host Trevor Noah paid special tribute to Hawkins. The memory of Hawkins was present at the entire ceremony.
“The entire music community is still saddened by the light we lost last week with the death of Taylor Hawkins,” the Recording Academy said in a statement Sunday. “We continue to send our love and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones.”
The Foo Fighters were scheduled to play on the Grammys stage, but canceled their performances after Hawkins’ death. The band won three Grammys on Sunday afternoon.
Billie Eilish wore a Hawkins shirt during her performance of “Happier Than Ever”.
The award show also paid tribute to other great late musicians and icons, including Virgil Abloh, Sarah Dash, Biz Markie, Betty Davis, Young Dolph, Vincente Fernandez and DMX.
Broadway stars Ben Platt, Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Edom Jr. also performed a medley tribute to songs by late Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Stephen Sondheim, whoin November at the age of 91.