Investigators Say Taylor Hawkins Suffered Chest Pains Before Death, Heart Was Twice The Size It Should Be

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was reportedly suffering from chest pains just before his sudden death at age 50.

On Friday, an ambulance was called to a hotel in the north of Bogotá in Chapinero, Colombia, on Friday to reportedly help with a patient, believed to be Hawkins, according to a statement from the city’s health secretary.

Colombian newspaper El Tiempo has reported that Hawkins was at the Casa Medina hotel at the time of his death.

“The health professional who attended the emergency indicated that they performed the respective resuscitation maneuvers,” the statement said in Spanish, “however, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased.”

The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform Friday at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá as the band was touring South America and had just played at Lollapalooza Argentina earlier in the week.

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Forensic investigators believe that Taylor suffered a cardiovascular collapse after taking a cocktail of drugs per the Colombian publication Semana.

Authorities investigating his passing confirmed traces of opioids, THC (marijuana), antidepressants and benzodiazepines which showed up in toxicology tests, and it is also believed his heart weighed “at least 600 grams” during an autopsy. This is twice the size it should be for a man of his age.

Taylor reportedly “had 10 types of substances” in his system at the time of his death.

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And on Saturday, the Attorney General’s Office of Colombia shared a statement, written in Spanish, on Twitter, which translated to: “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’ urine 10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including marihuana, 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 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.”

The Foo Fighters said in a 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 on with 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 in this unimaginably difficult time.”

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