Taylor Hawkins’ heart was twice as heavy as it should have been when he died

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’ heart weighed twice that of most men his age when he tragically died.

Forensic scientists are said to have discovered the heart of the Foo Fighters drummer weighing “at least 600 grams” during an autopsy after his shock death on Friday in a luxury hotel in the north of the Colombian capital Bogota.

Investigators have concluded that the 50-year-old suffered a cardiovascular collapse after consuming a drug cocktail, the respected Colombian news magazine Semana reported.

It also said authorities had confirmed to them that the famous musician overdosed on heroin mixed with antidepressants and benzodiazepines, which are psychoactive drugs known as benzos.

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office has already confirmed that an initial autopsy conducted yesterday/Saturday found traces of 10 different drugs in Hawkins’ urine, including opioids ranging from heroin to fentanyl and morphine.

A statement also identified marijuana and antidepressants.

Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins died on Friday


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The federal ministry made no mention of cocaine in its post-autopsy statement, although previous unconfirmed reports indicated that a “white cocaine-like powder” was found in Hawkin’s room at the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina.

The alarm was raised on Friday night when the drummer complained of chest pains ahead of his band’s headline performance at the Estereo Picnic Festival in Bogota.

Efforts by a private doctor and city emergency services to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Father of three, Hawkins suffered a heroin overdose in London in 2001 that left him in a coma for about a week.

In an interview last year, he admitted: “Everyone has their own path and I went too far.

“I was partying in London one night and I accidentally did something and it changed everything.

“I believed in the bull***t myth, live hard and fast, die young.

“I’m not here to preach about not doing drugs because I loved doing drugs, but I just got out of control for a while and it almost got me.”

The rock star ‘died of an overdose with a 10 drug cocktail in the system’

The normal weight of a human heart in an adult male is about 300 to 350 grams.

An above-average heart weight can be associated with heart conditions such as cardiomyopathy, which makes it difficult for the organ to pump blood to the rest of the body and can lead to heart failure.

Drug use can damage the heart, and use of toxic substances is a major risk factor for sudden cardiac death.

Soccer legend Diego Maradona’s heart was found weighing 503 grams in a rented house near Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires after his shock death at the age of 60 in November 2020.

At the time, the weight of his heart was described as almost twice that of a normal heart for a man his age.

An initial post-mortem of Maradona’s body revealed the recovering cocaine addict, who also had alcohol problems, suffered from heart failure, which caused pulmonary edema.

Hawkins and bandmate Dave Grohl


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Doctors also discovered dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes weak and enlarged.

In a statement released yesterday/Saturday, Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office said: “Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota on Friday.

“After completing a first forensic examination of the corpse, the Attorney General would like to announce the following:

1) Preliminary urine toxicology test results indicate the presence of 10 different substances including THX (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.

2) The National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues to conduct the necessary medical studies to determine the cause of death.

3) The Prosecutor General’s Office will continue the investigation and timely inform about the results of the forensic examinations.

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