A first forensic examination of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died unexpectedly in Colombia, found ten different substances in his body. These included THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, the South American country’s Attorney General’s Office announced this Saturday (local time).
The National Forensic Institute continues its medical investigation to clarify the circumstances that led to the artist’s death, he said. The Attorney General’s Office will continue to investigate and report on the results in due course.
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At the Lollapalooza Festival in Brazil, American singer Miley Cyrus burst into tears during a tribute to “Foo Fighters” drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died unexpectedly in Colombia. Hawkins was the first person she contacted after his plane was struck by lightning in Paraguay, the 29-year-old said Saturday (local time) on the Brazilian television broadcast.
Cyrus dedicated the song “Angels like You” to the American musician. The “Foo Fighters” were originally supposed to wrap up the festival in São Paulo on Sunday night.
Hawkins died Friday while on tour in Colombia at the age of 50. The drummer was found dead in a hotel in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, the magazine “Semana” initially reported this Friday (local time). The “Foo Fighters” were supposed to perform there on Friday night at the Estéreo Picnic music festival.
Nothing was initially known about the cause of death. The South American country’s Attorney General’s Office wrote on Twitter on Saturday that it had appointed a special team of prosecutors and investigators to support the investigation.
According to initial reports, Hawkins complained of chest pains and an ambulance was called. When he arrived, however, the American musician had already died. The responsible health department in Bogotá confirmed the course of events on Saturday. (dpa)