Taylor Hawkins, the deceased drummer of the Foo Fighters, had used opiates and antidepressants
Steph Deschamps / March 27, 2022
Toxicological analysis shows ten substances so far found in the body of Taylor Hawkins, including THC (cannabis), antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opiates, said the prosecutor in a statement. Medical examiners continue to work to fully clarify the facts that led to Hawkins' death, it added.
Shortly before his death, the 50-year-old drummer complained of chest pain. Called for help at his hotel, a general practitioner tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him, according to Bogota City Hall.
The Foo Fighters, one of the most notorious alternative rock bands of the American scene, often acclaimed by critics, winner of several Grammy Awards and author of big successes, was to play this Friday in Bogota on the occasion of the Estéreo Picnic Festival.
The concert was cancelled, and thousands of people waiting for the show to begin observed a minute of silence. The band also cancelled a concert scheduled for March 27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since the announcement of his death, many fans have been gathering in front of the hotel where the group was staying, in Bogota.