The cause of death has been revealed in the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on Saturday in Columbia.
Hawkins was found to have ten different substances in his body, according to the nation’s attorney general. The substances included marijuana and opioids, among other substances.
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“The National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues the medical studies to achieve total clarification of the events that led to the death of Taylor Hawkins,” the statement said.
The attorney general’s office said it will investigate the drummer’s cause of death in a “timely manner.”
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The sad ending to Hawkins’ life comes as a shock to fans, with many across social media expressing their thoughts and condolences for the well-known drummer. The band has also been hit hard by the loss, with the future of the band’s tour uncertain.
The discovery of his loss due to drugs was also a reminder of the harm such substances can have. Still, Hawkins had a strong impact on many through his music that will live long beyond the musician’s life.