Before the in memoriam segment, host Trevor Noah paid special tribute to Hawkins. Throughout the ceremony, Hawkins’ memory was honored.
“The entire music community is still grieving the light we lost last week with Taylor Hawkins’ passing,” the Recording Academy said in a statement Sunday. We continue to offer our condolences and send our love to Taylor Hawkins’ family. “
The Foo Fighters were scheduled to play on the Grammys stage but canceled their performances after Hawkins’ death. The band was awarded 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 of songs by late Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Stephen Sondheim, who died in November at age 91.
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