The multi-Grammy award-winning rock band the Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50 and it has certainly saddened the fans. However, 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.
Taylor Hawkins allegedly had white powder and hallucinogens
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.
Respected Colombian newspaper El Tiempo said a confidential report it had been informed about pointed to hallucinogens – mind-altering drugs that can include LSD – being found inside the hotel room.
Velez added: “In the room, Colombian authorities found an empty beer can, an opened bottle of vodka, a Coca-Cola bottle, and some other articles which are being analysed by authorities. Witnesses at the hotel tell me Taylor Hawkins called the front desk for help due to “chest pain” before being found dead in his room.”
One unconfirmed local report said several glasses were found inside the drummer’s room, sparking speculation he had been entertaining guests before his death.
Colombia’s State Prosecution Service, in its first official comments on the tragedy, confirmed: “As soon as we were made aware of the death of foreign national Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters drummer, who was staying at a hotel in the north of Bogota, a team of prosecutors and investigators was mobilised to deal with urgent matters and support the investigation.”
Prosecution officials have not yet made any official comment regarding the death but speculation stated that the musician’s death might be drug-related.