Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (1972-2022) was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia’s capital Bogotá on Friday evening. The musician was 50 years old. The police and the Attorney General have now published the first details of the toxicological investigation. According to the Colombian authorities, ten different “substances” have been detected in his body.
“Toxicology testing of Taylor Hawkins’ urine revealed ten types of substances, including: THC, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids,” the Attorney General’s Office of Colombia said in a statement on its Twitter account on Saturday.
“The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing medical investigations to fully determine the cause of Taylor Hawkins’ death,” the statement said. The Attorney General’s Office will also continue its own investigation.
Band announced the news
The Foo Fighters confirmed Hawkins’ sudden death at the age of 50 on social media late Friday night. The band released a statement on their official Twitter account. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the statement said. “His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live on with all of us forever.” “Our condolences go out to his wife, children and family and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time.”
An ambulance was dispatched to a hotel in northern Bogotá on Friday to help a patient believed to be Hawkins, the city’s health ministry said. “The medical professional who attended to the emergency indicated that they performed the appropriate resuscitation measures,” the statement said, according to People magazine. “However, there was no response and the patient was pronounced dead.”
Foo Fighters cancel remainder of tour
Hawkins and his bandmates – Dave Grohl, 53, Pat Smear, 62, Chris Shiflett, 50, Nate Mendel, 53, and Rami Jaffee, 53, were scheduled to perform at Bogotá’s Estéreo Picnic festival on Friday. However, organizers announced that the headliners will not be performing due to a medical emergency.
Earlier this week the band was touring South America and had played at Lollapalooza Argentina. The band has since canceled the remainder of the tour.
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