The group was scheduled to perform on the show but pulled out after Hawkins died on March 25 in Bogota, Colombia. at the age of 50.
Although the band did not attend the show, they still won the Grammy for Best Rock Album for “Medicine at Midnight”, as well as Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire” and Best Rock Song for ” Waiting on a War”.
However, the band skipped the ceremony, even though they were scheduled to perform on the show before Hawkins died.
Trevor Noah paid a brief tribute to Hawkins before the already scheduled “In Memorium” segment:
“So that was the point in the show where I was supposed to introduce Foo Fighters. We would have celebrated with them because they won three Grammys earlier today.
“But they are of course not here due to the tragic death of their legendary drummer Taylor Hawkins.
“Our hearts go out to Taylor’s family, friends, Foo Fighter family and their fans around the world.”
Earlier in the evening, Billie Eilish paid her own tribute by wearing a Hawkins t-shirt during her performance of “Happier Than Ever.”