The tragic passing away of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins deeply saddened the music industry. He breathed his last at the age of 50 in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia. Recently, Ted Nugent opened up on Hawkins’ long-term drug abuse.
Ted Nugent talks about Taylor Hawkins’ drug abuse
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.
During the latest edition of “The Nightly Nuge”, a news-style clip in which outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent offered his take on the news of our world every night. He reflected on the recent passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Ted said: “It’s heartbreaking on so many levels. Fifty years old with a horrible, long-term celebration of substance abuse. I’m not… Well, I am casting judgment because substance abuse is selfish. His wife and daughter, they should have been taken into consideration. Is spending time with your wife and daughter more important than getting high or less important than getting high?”
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.”