Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters, died on Friday at his hotel in Bogotá, Colombia, and police are now providing facts about his death.
The early findings of the urine toxicology test were released on Twitter Saturday by Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office, which stated that it reveals “the presence of 10 distinct substances: THC (Marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids, among others.”
The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is also included in the press release “continues to conduct the necessary medical studies to ascertain the cause of death.”
The local emergency center got a report of a patient with chest problems at a hotel in the city’s northern portion on Friday night, according to a statement made by the District Health Secretary in Chapinero. The hotel was contacted and an ambulance was despatched.
According to the press statement, the health professional who responded to the incident indicated that appropriate resuscitation maneuvers were performed. Hawkins was confirmed deceased after receiving no reaction.
His body was later taken from the scene, and an official investigation into his death was launched.
“The District Health Secretary regrets to report the death of this talented musician and drummer, widely recognized internationally for his work,” the release stated, in Spanish. “In addition, condolences are sent to his family, companions and followers.”
#ATENCIÓN— Secretaría Distrital de Salud (@SectorSalud) March 26, 2022
Con respecto al fallecimiento del músico estadounidense Taylor Hawkins en la localidad de Chapinero, que se produjo este viernes 25 de marzo en horas de la noche, informamos: pic.twitter.com/hdOJgGCxDi
Additionally, the attorney general’s office in Colombia stated on Twitter on Saturday that a “team of prosecutors and investigators has been assigned to attend the urgent matter and support the investigation.”
Desde el momento en que #Fiscalía conoció hechos por muerte del ciudadano extranjero Taylor Hawkins, baterista de banda Foo Fighters, quien se hospedaba en hotel en norte de Bogotá, se destacó equipo de fiscales e investigadores para atender actos urgentes y apoyar investigación.— Fiscalía Colombia (@FiscaliaCol) March 26, 2022
The Foo Fighters were on tour in South America and were scheduled to perform at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, on Friday night.
Many concertgoers showed up at the hotel where Hawkins died to light candles and leave respects and messages. Many fans lighted candles and conducted vigils in memory of the musician, leaving flowers and commiserating with one another.
On Friday night, the band shared the heartbreaking news on social media on Friday night, writing in a statement, “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”