The Colombian public prosecutor’s office has just communicated new details on the death of Taylor Hawkins, the drummer of the rock group Foo Fighters. It appears that the artist had taken antidepressants and opiates shortly before his death.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will forever be etched in our memory,” the American hard rock band announced in a statement on Twitter. .
Several toxic substances
As reported by AFP relayed by several media, the drummer of the group has consumed cannabis, opiates and antidepressants. “The toxicological analysis reports ten substances so far found in the body of Taylor Hawkins, including THC (cannabis), antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opiates”, details the Colombian prosecutor’s office in a press release. According to the judicial authority, the doctors are trying to understand all of the “facts which led to the death” of the artist.
Before his passing the Foo Fighters drummer would be full of chest pain. A doctor would have intervened to try to resuscitate him, without success.
A tribute to the EstereoPicnic festival
The group was to perform at the EstereoPicnic festival. The concert was canceled and fans honored the memory of Taylor Hawkins by observing a moment of silence.
The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform in São Paulo, Brazil on March 27, the concert is also canceled there. Since the announcement of his death, tributes from the world of rock have multiplied. Taylor Hawkins was part of the Foo Fighters since 1997. He is the drummer of several world famous titles like Learn to Fly Where Best of You. The drummer had also participated in Slash, the solo album of guitarist Slash, whose real name is Saul Hudson, in 2009.