Friends of Taylor Hawkins have spoken with Rolling Stone Magazine.
NOTE: In my experience with the media, they will often create the story they want to imply, and may use quotes in a way to create their story whether true or not. Quotes are often taken out of context.
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A couple of weeks before the Australian trip, Hawkins turned 50. He celebrated with a small party at his house with about a dozen people. “We were all around the table and we all got up and told him how much we loved him and how much he meant to us,” Smith says, fighting back tears. “We all gave a little Taylor anecdote. I’m really glad we had that opportunity because he didn’t want to hear it. He was making little comments and little smart-ass stuff like he did. But I’m glad that his closest friends got to tell him how much he meant to us and what a beautiful person he was. I know he took it in.”