Taylor Hawkins’ death in Bogota has led the Ministry of Health to issue a statement with specific points regarding what happened. The city’s Prosecutor’s Office has assured that there is a special team of prosecutors and investigators involved in the case, according to Colombian newspaper El Espectador.
The Ministry of Health of the Colombian capital said they received a call about Taylor Hawkins having chest pain, which is common with heart issues.
“The health professional who attended the emergency indicated that she carried out the respective resuscitation maneuvers; however, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased.”
“The health professional who attended the emergency indicated that she carried out the respective resuscitation maneuvers; however, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased. The authorities in charge carried out the removal of the body and carried out the investigations required for this type of case.”
“The District Health Secretary mourns the death of this talented musician and drummer, widely recognized internationally for his work. In addition, the entity sends its message of condolences to the family, colleagues, and followers.”
The mayor of Bogota, Claudia López also spoke about Taylor Hawkin’s death through her official social media accounts.
The Prosecutor’s Office has reported that the designated special team of prosecutors and investigators has been assigned to attend to urgent acts and support the investigations. It said that the causes of Taylor Hawkins’ death are still under investigation.
According to initial reports from Bogota, the staff of the hotel Taylor Hawkins was staying at called the emergency services when Hawkins reported suffering from chest pains. By the time medical responders arrived to try to help him, Hawkins had already passed away, unfortunately.
A user claiming to be Taylor Hawkins’ nephew took to Reddit to post a heartbreaking message on Foo Fighters’ subreddit. You can click here to read the entire post.