Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50. He breathed his last breath at the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Lucas Ovelar is a teacher based in Paraguay who served as a tour guide and interpreter for Foo Fighters during their visit to Asunción on March 21st and 22nd — days before the tragic passing. He recently recollected his experience with Consequence.
Taylor Hawkins’ promise revealed
Just as Foo Fighters were getting ready to head to the venue, an unexpected storm flooded the streets, leaving the entire city underwater. It was the same storm that caused lightning to strike Miley Cyrus’ plane.
Therby, for safety measures, the festival was canceled. That evening, a number of Foo Fighters fans gathered outside of the band’s hotel and began chanting their name. Among those present was a nine-year-old girl name Emma Sofía, who brought along her drum kit and began playing Foo Fighters songs in the middle of the street.
It was in a while that Taylor himself was outside of the hotel, greeting fans and promising to come back to Paraguay as soon as possible. He posed for photos (including with young Emma), and then returned to his room.
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. Highly respected 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. Foo Fighters have canceled their 2022 tour dates.