What is the cause of death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died aged 50 in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia?
Colombian police say it hasn’t been established, but they revealed that “the death could be related to drug use.” according to mirrorciting translations from Colombian newspapers.
The Bogota Metropolitan Police said in the statement: according to mirror: “The cause of death has yet to be determined. According to people close to him, the death could be related to drug use.” This was reported by the city newspaper Bogota that this report comes from El Tiempo, who claims the National Police Forensic and Forensic Investigators – CTI – are “investigating whether ‘narcotics use’ could have caused Hawkins’ sudden death.”
What did the original El Tiempo story say on this point? A translation of the Spanish-language article revealed,
A preliminary police report indicates that “the cause of death has not yet been clarified, according to relatives the death could be linked to the use of narcotics”.
The story adds:
The version of the possible overdose as the cause of Hawkins’ death has not yet been confirmed by any medical authority and only the results of the forensic tests will determine the true causes of the Foo Fighters drummer’s death.
According to NBC Newsshould the band Foo Fighters perform “for the first time in three years at the Festival Estére” in Colombia.
Here’s what you need to know:
Hawkins complained of chest pains before his death, authorities say
Bogotá police fired a press release on the death.
The press release, in Spanish, states that Hawkins died on the evening of Friday, March 25, 2022 at a hotel in the town of Chapinero, Bogotá. An ambulance was dispatched to the hotel after Bogota’s emergency center received a report that a patient was experiencing chest pain, the press release said.
However, when first responders arrived, they found “no response” and the “patient was declared deceased,” the press release said.
“The District Ministry of Health mourns the loss of this talented musician and drummer who is internationally recognized for his work,” Colombian health officials said in a statement. according to NBC News. “The company is also sending its condolences to family, colleagues and followers.”
The Colombian Attorney General promised an investigation
In a tweet, Colombia’s Attorney General promised an investigation into Hawkins’ death.
“From the moment #Fiscalía learned of the death of foreign national Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the band Foo Fighters, who was staying at a hotel in northern Bogotá, a team of prosecutors and investigators was tasked with dealing with urgent events care and to assist investigations” The office tweeted.
According to City Paper BogotaHawkins “was found dead in his suite at the Casa Medina Four Seasons Hotel in Bogotá’s Chapinero neighborhood.”
The band confirmed that Hawkins’ death on Twitter, saying: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live on in all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time.”
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