Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Bogotá on Friday night (March 25), just hours before the band was set to perform. He was 50.
Among the drugs found in his system by a urine toxicology test performed by officials include marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants (drugs that affect brain chemicals to ease depression symptoms) and benzodiazepines.
Health officials also said that Bogotá’s emergency regulatory center received a report of a patient with chest pain Friday night. Health officials responded, performing resuscitation maneuvers, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
An exact cause of death was not announced, and the National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing to investigate.
The news of Hawkins’ death was confirmed by the band in a social media post. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the statement reads. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
Following the tragic news, musicians immediately began mourning Hawkins’ death, posting tributes to the drummer on social media.
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