Colombian officials said Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins confirmed the presence of the drug in his system when he died on the weekend.
“Preliminary results of the urinary toxicity test show the presence of 10 substances, including THX (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids,” said the Colombian Attorney General’s statement. Said on twitter Saturday. “The National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues the medical research needed to determine the cause of death.”
The cause of death of the drummer remains unknown for now. Hawkins died while touring with the band, according to a statement released by the Foo Fighters.
#caution: Official statement of the Columbia Prosecutor’s Office regarding the death of Taylor Hawkins, a drummer of the band Foo Fighters. pic.twitter.com/KnjOSOE8g2
— Fiscalia Colombia (@FiscaliaCol) March 26, 2022
“The Attorney General’s office will continue to investigate and provide timely notification of the results of forensic tests,” continued the Attorney General’s office.
The Foo Fighters issued a statement following Hawkins’ death. Hawkins joined the group in 1997 after co-starring with singer Alanis Morissette.
“The Foo Fighters family is overwhelmed by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band wrote in a statement. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live forever with all of us. Our hearts are directed at his wife, children, and family. And we are this We demand that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in times of unimaginable difficulty. “
Many musicians and celebrities lamented his death on social media last weekend.
“I was very sad today to hear the news about TAYLORHAWKINS. He was one of the absolutely rare people. I know he loved his family and life all the time … and he was a ripping drummer. … Taylor will miss you, ”written long-time Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry on Twitter.
“Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Taylor’s family, his fans and, of course, his band,” Smashing Pumpkins wrote in a statement.
Guns N’Roses singer Axl Rose said: He was a really great person, a drummer and a family member. It was always great to meet him! I was looking forward to seeing him and everyone at Daytona. I’m really sad. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, Foo Fighters and their fans. “
Ozzy Osbourne added to social media:[Hawkins] He was a really great person and a great musician. My heart, my love, and my condolences are directed at his wife, his children, his family, his band, and his fans. See you on the other side. “