Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, 50, is said to have suffered a suspected heart attack that may have been the result of an overdose, according to health chiefs in Bogota
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According to Colombian officials, Taylor Hawkins had traces of 10 different drugs in his body when he tragically died.
The Foo Fighters drummer, 50, is said to have suffered a suspected heart attack, which is likely to have been caused by an overdose, according to health chiefs in Bogota.
In an official statement following an initial autopsy, the Colombian prosecutor confirmed that 10 types of substances were found in toxicological tests, including marijuana and tricyclic antidepressants.
They added that further studies needed to be conducted to clarify the facts surrounding Mr Hawkins’ death.
The statement read: “Colombia prosecutors can confirm following the initial autopsy of Taylor Hawkins’ body:
“1) That 10 types of substances were tentatively found in the toxicology test of Taylor Hawkins urine, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.
“2) The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to fully determine the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins’ death.
“3) The Colombian Public Prosecutor’s Office will continue their investigations and, if necessary, will disclose the results of these investigations.”
It comes after the city’s health department said in a statement today that Mr Hawkins had suffered “chest pain” that prompted a medical emergency.
They confirmed that an ambulance had been called to the scene, but an EMI mobile response unit was already on the scene, along with a doctor to deal with the emergency.
While attempts were made to revive Hawkins, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The statement read: “Regarding the death of American musician Taylor Hawkins in the Chapinero neighborhood that occurred on Friday night, the city’s health department states the following:
“The city’s emergency regulation center received a notification of a patient with chest pain at a hotel north of the city.
“An ambulance has been dispatched to attend to this case. However, when health department teams arrived, they found a mobile unit from EMI at the scene.
“The medical professional who dealt with the emergency stated that attempts to resuscitate the patient had been made but there was no response and the patient was pronounced dead.
“The competent authorities have removed the body and started the investigations required in the context of this type of incident.
“We regret the passing of this talented and world-renowned drummer and send our condolences to his family, bandmates and fans.”
No drugs were mentioned in the statement, although earlier in the day police had suggested Mr Hawkins’ death may have been drug-related.
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Local reports had already referred to hotel staff at Casa Medina, the luxury hotel where Taylor was staying, calling emergency workers after the drummer experienced chest pains.
Bogota’s Metropolitan Police said in comments from several Colombian newspapers ahead of the health department’s official statement: “The cause of death has yet to be established.
“According to people close to him, the death could be related to drug use.”
Colombian authorities are said to have already questioned the musician’s manager and security personnel.
Investigators have reportedly requested surveillance cameras from inside the hotel.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-taylor-hawkins-had-cocktail-26565499 Taylor Hawkins 'had a cocktail of 10 different drugs in his system' when he tragically died