Taylor Hawkins cause of death: Foo Fighters drummer died of drug overdose
- The 50-year-old was found dead in a hotel room at the Four Seasons Casa Medina in Bogota
- Officials are yet to confirm if it was a drug overdose
- The rock band member has a history of drug and substance use
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died of a drug overdose, a report said, citing official sources. The 50-year-old was found dead in a hotel room at the Four Seasons Casa Medina in Bogota on Friday.
“Colombian authorities found: marijuana, antidepressants, opioids, heroine. At least 10 different substances found,” tweeted journalist Luis Carlos Velez on Saturday afternoon, citing Fiscalia Colombia, the national attorney general’s office.
The Metropolitan Police of Bogota told El Tiempo hours after the drummer’s body was found that a drug overdose could be a probable cause. However, no confirmed report has been out related to the cause of death.
The rock band member has a history of drug and substance use. In August 2001, Hawkins overdosed on heroin resulting in a two-week coma. Following the incident, Hawkins felt it would be "the end" for the Foo Fighters.
Hawkins has previously told media that he was not a junkie but knows there is "no happy ending with hard drugs."
"I was, after all, partying a lot. I wasn't really a junkie, but I was having a good time," he said. "I was the stupid kid who was going too far, and if you set a line in front of me, I'd say, 'Yeah, I'll do that. I was messing with drugs. The truth is, and this is something I tell my kids, they know everything. They can ask, 'What the f--- happened to you back then?' over the internet.
He went on to add: "With heavy drugs, there is no happy ending. You'll experiment, you'll do everything, but at the end of the day, there's no happy ending."
As police try to determine the cause of death, an officer said a “cocaine looking powder” was seen in the hotel room where Hawkins was reportedly found dead. El Tiempo reported that authorities “found hallucinogenic drugs” but “no signs of violence in the luxury hotel room.”
“Colombian authorities found: an empty beer can, an opened bottle of vodka, a Coca-Cola bottle, and some ‘other articles’ being analyzed by authorities,” Velez reported.