Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died with a host of drugs circulating in his system, including opioids, marijuana and antidepressants, Colombian investigators said Sunday.
A toxicology report listed traces of 10 substances in his body while the exact cause of death remains unknown and investigators did not say whether the drug mix was a contributing factor.
As Breitbart News reported, Hawkins, 50, died at a hotel in Bogota, with the band due to play a music festival this weekend.
“Urine toxicology tests performed on Taylor Hawkins’ body initially found 10 types of substances,” including THC — which is found in marijuana — tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, investigators said in a statement. communicated.
The AP reports that medical examiners were working “to get full clarity on the facts that led to (Hawkins)’s death.”
Hawkins’ death was announced by the Foo Fighters in a statement, in which they said they were “devastated” by the loss and pleaded for his family to be given privacy.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
The mayor’s office said a local emergency line received a call Friday night about a “patient complaining of chest pain.”
A doctor “performed the respective resuscitation maneuvers, but there was no response and the patient was declared dead,” he added, giving no cause of death.
On Saturday, a source from the Bogota attorney general’s office, who was not authorized to speak to the press, told Reuters news agency: “We have opened an investigation to establish the cause of the musician’s death. .”
Foo Fighters – Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee and Dave Grohl – have won 12 Grammys and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last year.
Hawkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas and is survived by his wife Alison and their three children.
He joined the band in 1997 and in addition to his drumming skills, he wrote credits on several songs and occasionally sang at concerts.
The Foo Fighters have canceled their remaining South American dates.
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