According to the Office Of The Attorney General Of Colombia, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 different drugs in his body at the time of his death. THC, antidepressants, benzodiazepine and opioids were all among the identified substances.
The following statement was issued:
“Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service can confirm the following after the initial autopsy on the body of Taylor Hawkins:
1) That in the toxicology test on Taylor Hawkins’s urine 10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.
2) The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins’s death.
3) Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service will continue with its investigation and reveal the results obtained as part of this investigation as appropriate.”
This news comes after the Metropolitan Police Of Bogota told El Tiempo that people close to Taylor believed that “the death could be related to the consumption of narcotic substances.” However, they went on to say that “the cause of death [had] yet to be established.”
It’s also worth mentioning that the Bogota municipal government confirmed that the city’s emergency center received a report of a patient suffering “chest pain” just before Hawkins’ death. When paramedics arrived, they tried to revive him, but there was no response.
Luis Carlos Velez, the director of local radio station La FM, also claimed that a police officer found a “cocaine-like” white powder in Hawkins’ room, but that is still unconfirmed. He added that Colombian authorities also “found an empty beer can, an opened bottle of vodka, a Coca-Cola bottle and some other articles which are being analyzed.”