The circumstances of Taylor Hawkins’ death are becoming clearer. This Saturday, March 26, the Foo Fighters announced the death of their drummer, aged only 50. The body of the musician was found inanimate in his room at the Casa Medina Hotel in Bogota, just hours before he went on stage at the Estéreo Picnic Festival. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely passing of our dear Taylor Hawkins, the rock band announced in a statement posted on Twitter. His musical spirit and contagious laughter will live with us all forever. to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time.”
A few hours after this disappearance which shocked the world of music, the first elements were revealed. In particular the toxicology report, which shows that Taylor Hawkins had absorbed a dozen substances before dying. “Taylor Hawkins’ body urine toxicology test preliminary found 10 types of substances, including: THC, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids,” Colombia’s attorney general’s office said in a statement. posted on Twitter. If there is little doubt about the overdose thesis, investigations are still underway to determine the exact causes of the death of the Foo Fighters drummer.
Taylor Hawkins explained living a “healthy life”
“The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is pursuing studies to fully clarify Taylor Hawkins’ cause of death,” the statement continued. The Attorney General’s office is also continuing its own investigation. Taylor Hawkins began his musical career as the drummer for Alanis Morissette before joining Foo Fighters following the departure of his predecessor. “I rushed to get Dave’s number (Grohl, ex-drummer of Nirvaga who founded the band, editor’s note) and called him,” he confided. In 2001, Taylor Hawkins spent two weeks in a coma after surviving a heroin overdose. The drummer told Rolling Stone to lead a “healthy life” in June 2021.
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