Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50. He breathed his last at the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Many have poured in their tribute to the legendary drummer. While, his cause of death has not been known yet, Bon Jovi member, Richie Sambora opened up on Taylor Hawkins.
The cause of death is still not officially confirmed, but there are reports. ‘According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.’ The Daily Mail reported this alleged statement. He had a history of drug abuse.
White powder ‘similar to cocaine’, and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Hawkins. Renowned Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM recently claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder.
Richie Sambora talks about Taylor Hawkins’ death
Speaking to Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” last Thursday (March 31), he said about Taylor’s passing: “Oh, man. The Foos are just a legendary band. It’s such a shame, obviously, because sometimes the perils of being in the rock and roll business can kill you. I was a lucky guy that I just didn’t like any of that crap that much.”
He added: “But Taylor was a great guy, an amazingly talented man, and they were one of the most successful bands in the world for a very long time. And we’d find ourselves on vacation together, just crossing paths and stuff like that. They were just a bunch of great guys. It’s gonna be a loss. You don’t even know what to say. It’s kind of beyond words, really, because he was such a great guy — and a talent.”