The death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins “could be drug-related,” Colombia police say
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According to Colombian police, Taylor Hawkins’ death could have been drug-related.
The 50-year-old drummer of the Foo Fighters died in a hotel room in the Casa Medina in the north of the state capital Bogota.
The Metropolitan Police of Bogota said in a statement to several Colombian newspapers: “The cause of death has yet to be established.
“According to people close to him, the death could be related to drug use.”
Local reports in Colombia said hotel staff called emergency services after Taylor complained of chest pains.
He was already dead when medical workers arrived at his hotel room.
Like many musicians, Taylor had become a drug user during his career, and he once opened up about a heroin overdose in 2001.
He said on Beats 1 in 2018: “I partied a lot. I wasn’t a junkie per se, but I partied. There was a year when the partying just got a little too intense.
“Thank God this guy sort of gave me the wrong line with the wrong thing one night and I woke up and was like, ‘What the hell happened?’ That was a real turning point for me.”
He had a huge impact on the music industry and will be sorely missed by his fans and fellow artists.
During his career, he released nine albums with Foo Fighters, three with Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, and one with another side project, The Birds of Satan.
The Foo Fighters announced that they will not be performing at the Estéreo Picnic festival in the capital following the tragedy.
One heartbroken fan said of Taylor: “50 years of a great life and making us laugh and cry and feel all the emotions with the beat of his drums. He will be missed. Rest in peace!”
While another wrote: “The audio book of Dave’s memoir has been my companion on long drives lately. And his love for Taylor echoed in his words. What a terrible loss. I am so sorry.”
And one tweeted: “I’m heartbroken for Taylor, his family and the whole band family. Dave Grohl – You and Taylor Hawkins are the only ‘celebrities’ I feel that way about. My heart goes out to you all.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-taylor-hawkins-death-drugs-26501677 Police say Taylor Hawkins' death could be drug-related, according to those close to him.