Lee even claimed to have had a conversation with the late drummer only hours before news broke of his passing.
The 50-year-old drummer, who had been a part of the band since the late 90s, also performed with several big-name musical artist such as Alanis Morissette.
With news of the drummer's death, several artists in the industry have come out showing their love and support for the drummer, giving condolences to his family and loved ones.
"Typing words has never been so difficult." Lee wrote in a note shared to his Instagram. "I had just talked with you a few hours ago from your hotel room in Columbia before your concert."
The infamous drummer added, "I wish this was some s---y dream or a bad prank that we would both laugh about ... but it's not."
"You know how I feel about you and how much I love you and we both know there's no need to type it all out on social media for others to read," he continued. "I love you Taylor." He then signed off drummer to drummer, "Rest in Beats, Tommy."
Ulrich also took to Instagram to post a picture of himself with Hawkins, revealing a conversation he had with the drummer about a week before his death.
He wrote: "Thank you for always having the biggest warmest smile on your face and for lighting up every room with your infectious energy and good vibes."
"Your phone call a week ago touched and inspired me and I will always be appreciative for you championing our community as in your parting words….'Drummers stick together!' Damn right brother."
He concluded with, "the community is lesser without you ... Rest in Peace."
Very few details have been released about the rock legend's passing, but the Metropolitan Police of Bogota did reveal that those close to the drummer claim the death could be related to the "consumption of drugs."
Foo Fighters were out on tour set to perform at a festival in Colombia later that week. All shows have currently been put on hold in light of the recent tragedy.