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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Toxicology Report Shows Drugs In System At Time Of Death

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Toxicology Report Shows Drugs In System At Time Of Death
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The death of Taylor Hawkins came as a major shock to Foo Fighters fans and the music industry.

Hawkings passed away in Bogota, Colombia. The official cause of death is yet to be published. However, according to the officials, there have been ten different substances found in his system.

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Toxicology Report Shows Drugs In System At Time Of Death
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The famed drummer was found dead in his hotel room hours before the show. On Saturday, March 26, Colombia's attorney general confirmed, in a preliminary toxicology report, that Taylor had marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and benzodiazepines in his system.

The official statement confirmed that the "Attorney General's Office will continue to investigate and will duly inform the findings of forensic examinations."

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It will take weeks for the official cause of death, though it is no secret that Taylor Hawkins, who also worked with Alanis Morissette, had a history of drug problems.

Foo Fighters confirmed the news of Taylor Hawkins' death on social media.

The band was supposed to headline Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia. They cited medical emergencies before confirming the tragic news.

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The band also canceled Lollapalooza Brazil in São Paulo on March 26 and tours across North America.

Taylor Hawkins was born on February 17, 1972. He joined Foo Fighters in 1997. Prior, he worked with Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan.

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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Toxicology Report Shows Drugs In System At Time Of Death

With his second band, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, formed in 2004, he released three albums.

In 2005 he was named Best Rock Drummer by Rhythm magazine.

Our thoughts are with Taylor's family and bandmates.