Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Had 10 Different Substances In System At His Time Of Death
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Colombian investigators have determined Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 substances in his body at the time of his death.
The musician was confirmed to have passed away yesterday (26 March) with a statement on the Foo Fighters' social media page describing the band as 'devastated by the tragic and untimely loss' of the 50-year-old.
Hawkins was set to join his bandmates at a music festival this weekend but passed away at a hotel in Bogota.
The cause of death currently remains unknown, however investigators issued a statement on Saturday afternoon describing the discovery of the drugs, which included antidepressants.
It read: "After concluding an initial forensic examination of the body, the Attorney General's Office would like to communicate the following.
"1. Preliminary results of the urine toxicology test indicate the presence of 10 different substances: THX (Marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opiods, among others."
#ATTENTION: Official statement from the Colombian Attorney General's Office regarding the death of foreign citizen Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the band Foo Fighters. pic.twitter.com/KnjOSOE8g2
- Fiscalía Colombia (@FiscaliaCol) March 26, 2022
The statement went on to explain that the National Institute of Forensic Medicine would be continuing to conduct 'the necessary medical studies' to determine Hawkins' cause of death.
The Attorney General's Office will also continue to investigate and relay the findings of forensic examination, the statement explained. Investigators have not stated whether the mix of drugs was a factor in the drummer's death.
Emergency service workers sought to save Hawkins at the hotel after a man reported having chest pains. The 50-year-old did not respond to resuscitation efforts and was declared dead, according to the city's health department.
Tributes have been pouring in for Hawkins following the news of his death, with many other musicians taking to social media to express their sadness at the loss.
Mick Jagger said the news was 'so incredibly sad to hear' as he shared a picture of Hawkins on Twitter, while Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker said he didn't 'have the words' to describe his emotions in a tribute paid on Instagram.
So incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. My thoughts are with his family and the band at this time. pic.twitter.com/wueydCu5gw
- Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 26, 2022
The fellow drummer continued, in part: "Sad to write this or to never see you again... You'd come watch me play in dive bars and be like, 'kid you're a star'. And I thought you were crazy but you gave me so much hope and determination.
"Years later we toured together with Blink and Foo's in Australia and I have the best memories of smoking cigarettes in the restroom of flights we were on together and watching your set every night. To say I'll miss you my friend isn't enough."
The Foo Fighters have cancelled their remaining South American dates in the wake of the loss.
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Topics: Dave Grohl, Music, Foo Fighters, US News, Drugs
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