When Taylor Hawkins died, he had "10 drugs in his body."
Taylor Hawkins' death has been revealed in new and disturbing ways. Forensic doctors were "shocked" by one unusual thing they found.
Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters, died with 10 drugs in his body, Colombian authorities say.
Health officials in the Colombian city of Bogota say the shocking news comes after people thought Hawkins might have died of a heart attack. Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room.
According to Variety, the Colombian attorney general said that Hawkins had antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids in his system. He also had THC, which is the main psychedelic component in cannabis.
Heroin is one of the drugs that may have been in Hawkins' system, according to an article in a major Colombian newspaper. It said that forensic experts were "amazed" by how big his "enlarged heart" was.
Semana, a Colombian newspaper, said that the size of Hawkins' heart, which was more than twice the weight of a typical adult male's heart, played a role in his death.
The Secretariat of Health said that the drummer had caused a medical emergency when he had "chest pains" in a hotel room in Colombia.
"The city's Emergency Regulation Center got a call about a person who was having chest pain in a hotel in the north of the city."
Authorities also said that an ambulance was called to the scene, and a health professional tried to save Hawkins, but failed. Hawkins was pronounced dead.
District Secretary of Health: "The death of this talented and world-renowned drummer is very sad for his family, friends, bandmates, and fans. We send our condolences."
When you look at new heartbreaking photos, you can see fans of Hawkins gathered outside his hotel. Police and members of the Technical Investigation Team can be seen taking his body away from the scene.
Colombian police made a statement about what they think killed Hawkins, and they said that drugs may have been a factor.
"The cause of death hasn't been found out yet," a statement in a number of Colombian newspapers said.
He may have died because he took drugs, say people who knew him.
The Foo Fighters said yesterday that Hawkins had died.
It's hard to believe that Taylor Hawkins, a member of the band the Foo Fighters, died so tragically and too soon. "His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with us for ever," the US rock band said in a tweet.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children, and family. We ask that their privacy be respected at this time."
When the band was about to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia, they were getting ready to go on tour there.
There were reports of a "patient with chest pains" at the hotel where Hawkins was staying last night, so an ambulance was called to the hotel where he was staying.
There was "no response" when paramedics tried to do CPR, a Spanish-language press release said, according to Deadline. The patient was pronounced dead.
Colombian media say Hawkins was staying at the Casa Medina hotel in the city of Bogota when he died.
Hawkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but moved to Southern California with his family when he was a child. As a drummer for Alanis Morissette, he first came to attention. The Foo Fighters took him on as a member of the group in 1997.
As the news of Hawkins' death spread, many musicians, celebrities, and fans took to social media to pay their respects to the drummer who had passed away.
"Nickelback is shocked by the news that Taylor Hawkins has died," the band said on Twitter.
His family, bandmates, friends, and everyone else who was touched by the music he made with @foofighters, @Alanis, and so many other people are in our thoughts and prayers. This is so very sad.
Tom Morello, the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine, tweeted a picture of him and Taylor Hawkins with Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell. "God bless you Taylor Hawkins," he wrote. I love your spirit and your power. "God bless you, my friend. I love you."
Sorry to hear about the death of our friend Taylor Hawkins. Canadian musician Todd "Dammit" Kerns wrote that he was "so sad."
Not at all. There aren't any words for this. He's my best friend. Thinks about his family and the people in his band. It was absolutely heartbreaking.
Ozzy Osbourne said that Hawkins was "truly a great person and a great musician."
People who knew him: his wife, kids, family, band, and fans. See you on the other side, Ozzy.
Hawkins leaves behind his wife and three children.