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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died. He was 50. There were no immediate details about how Hawkins died, though the band said in a statement Friday that his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.” Foo Fighters were on tour in South America. They played a festival in San Isidro, Argentina on Sunday and had been scheduled to play at another in Bogotá, Colombia on Friday night. “HisThere were no immediate details about how Hawkins died, though the band said in a statement Friday that his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.
A toxicology report for latedrummer shows the musician had multiple types of substances in his system at the time of death.
"The toxicology test on urine from Taylor Hawkins' body preliminarily found 10 types of substances, including: THC, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids," the Attorney General's Office of Colombia shared Saturday in a statement (translated from Spanish) on its Twitter account.
"The National Institute of Legal Medicine is continuing medical studies to completely clarify the cause of death for Taylor Hawkins," continued the statement. The Attorney General's office will also continue conducting its own investigation.
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"The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins," the band shared in a statement on Twitter. "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."
A rep for Hawkins and Foo Fighters has not commented further.
On Friday, anin the north of Bogotá in Chapinero, Colombia, to assist a patient — believed to be Hawkins — according to a statement from .
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"The health professional who attended the emergency indicated that they performed the respective resuscitation maneuvers," the statement said in Spanish. "However, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased."
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Colombian newspaperreported that Hawkins was staying at the Casa Medina hotel at the time of his death. Representatives for Casa Medina and the Four Seasons hotel group have not responded to PEOPLE's request for comment.
During his last in-person interview within June 2021, Hawkins declined to answer a question about sobriety, telling the outlet at the time, "I just lead a really healthy lifestyle."
Taylor Hawkins Was Suffering from Chest Pains at Hotel Before Sudden Death, per Colombia Health Officials
An ambulance was reportedly called to a hotel in Chapinero in Bogotá on Friday to assist with a patient, believed to be Hawkins, according to a statement from the city's health secretaryFoo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was allegedly suffering from chest pains prior to his death at age 50.
"I've been down that road with people so much, and it's been like a thing," he shared. "That's kind of been an arc of my life so much. It's like my story and the band too, almost sometimes, is my big f—ing f—up in London 20 years ago." (The drummer entered into a two-week-long coma after overdosing in 2001.)
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He also explained he did not want the subject to become the "centerpiece" of his story.
"I don't want to talk about it, I don't want my son reading it," he added. "Listen, for anyone out there who has problems and their f—ing life is a mess, yeah, I get it. You know, my life has been there plenty of times, so I get it."
Hawkins and his bandmates —, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, and Rami Jaffee — were set to perform Friday at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá. However, the organizers revealed the headliners would not be appearing due to a medical emergency.
Earlier this week, the band was touring South America and had played at Lollapalooza Argentina. The band has since canceled the remainder of its South American tour.
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As tonight’s edition of Weekend Update came to an end, Saturday Night Live paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins, the longtime Foo Fighters drummer who was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia on March 25, aged 50. While 10 substances were found in his system at time of death according to a “forensic medical study,” including THC, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, an official cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 and played drums on each of their albums, starting with 1999’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose, also contributing vocals and additional instrumentation.