10 Substances Found In His System – Billboard

Colombian authorities have released preliminary information about their investigation into the death of Taylor Hawkins.

The shocking news that the longtime Foo Fighters drummer passed away at 50 was announced Friday evening (March 25) in a social media statement posted to the band’s accounts.

Although Hawkins’ cause of death has not been confirmed, Colombia’s attorney general’s office reported an update late Saturday (March 26) that a urine toxicology test found traces of 10 types of substances. in his system, including THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.

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The office noted that the National Institute of Forensic Medicine will continue its medical investigation to achieve “full clarification of the events leading to Taylor Hawkins’ death.”

The attorney general’s office will report on any further findings, the statement said.

The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform Friday night in Bogotá as part of the Estéreo Picnic Festival, but the beloved artist, who had been with the band since 1997, was found dead in his hotel room.

On Saturday, Bogotá’s mayor’s office released a press release saying the emergency center received a call Friday night about a patient suffering from “chest pain” at a hotel in the northern part of Bogotá. the city. An ambulance was dispatched and upon arrival medical staff met a team from a private ambulance service. Health workers attempted to revive Hawkins with CPR, but they were unable to do so and he was pronounced dead.

Throughout the weekend, Hawkins’ friends and musical peers mourned his death and paid their respects, celebrating his “unstoppable rock spirit and power”, as Tom Morello put it. Miley Cyrus dedicated her Saturday night performance in Brazil to Hawkins, “the baddest dude I know who would want me to shine and sing LOUD for the love of rock n roll.”

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