A New Statement Provides Toxicology Details Of Foo Fighters Drummer

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*Editorial note: This new statement did not come from the police, as mentioned in the title earlier. It came from the Office Of The Attorney General Of Colombia. This has been corrected.

On March 25th, the Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, passed away. News of Hawkins’ passing comes from the band’s social media accounts. The band have provided this statement:

The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.

Earlier today, it was reported that Columbian police believed that the death of the Foo Fighters drummer may have been drug related. Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room at the Casa Medina in Bogota. A statement provided by the Metropolitan Police Of Bogota said the following:

“According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of narcotic substances.” But they cautioned: “The cause of death has yet to be established.”

A new update regarding Hawkins’ passing has arrived in the form of a toxicology report. This comes from the Office Of The Attorney General Of Colombia.

As reported by Blabbermouth, in an official statement, the office said: “Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service can confirm the following after the initial autopsy on the body of Taylor Hawkins:

“1) That in the toxicology test on Taylor Hawkins’s urine 10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

“2) The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins’s death.

“3) Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service will continue with its investigation and reveal the results obtained as part of this investigation as appropriate.”

Per a tweet from Luis Carlos Velez, the director of local radio station La FM, the toxicology report does not confirm an overdose. The investigation into Hawkins’ passing is still ongoing. Luis Carlos Velez also said that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ hotel room had told prosecutors he saw a “cocaine-like” white powder. You can find some of his tweets below.


Many artists and bands from the metal and rock communities have reached out on social media to share their condolences, memories, and love for the Foo Fighters drummer.

Metal + Rock Communities React To Passing Of Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins


Words by: Michael Pementel