The music world was devastated by the news that Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, passed away while on tour in Bogotá, Colombia.
Information is already coming in about the cause of his untimely death, although an “official” cause of death has not been released.
The Emergency Center in Bogotá’s sent an ambulance to the hotel where the Foo Fighters were staying after they received reports of “a patient with chest pains.”
By the time emergency crews made it to the hotel, it was too late.
Healthcare workers tried to resuscitate Taylor at the scene, but he was not responsive. They were unable to get a pulse back, and he was declared deceased.
Taylor’s body was removed from the scene, and an investigation was opened as to the cause of death.
What Was Taylor Hawkins Cause Of Death?
While nothing official has been released, a preliminary toxicology test found that Taylor had 10 different substances in his system — including THC, opioids, benzodiazepines, and tricyclic antidepressants.
The Attorney General of Colombia did not, however, rule anything official as having caused Taylor’s death.
The investigation is ongoing, and they will release the official cause of death as soon as they obtain it.
The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform in Colombia at the Festival Estéreo Picnic on Friday night. This would have been the first time in three years that the Foo Fighters had played at the Festival.
We first learned about the tragedy when the Foo Fighters Tweeted out a message about Taylor’s death.
Hawkins had been the drummer for the Foo Fighters for 25 years, and he was the best friend of Dave Grohl.
Our thoughts go out to his family, children, and friends during this horribly tragic time.