Colombian officials stated that FOO Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had traces of ten different substances in his body before he died on Friday.
Following a first autopsy, the country’s state prosecution department issued a statement.
“After the initial autopsy on Taylor Hawkins’ body, Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service can affirm the following:
“1) That ten different chemicals were identified in Taylor Hawkins’ urine during the toxicology test, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.”
“2) The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical research in order to fully understand the circumstances behind Taylor Hawkins’ death.
“3) Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service will continue its investigation and, when necessary, release the results collected as a result of this enquiry.”
The Colombian Secretariat of Health had previously confirmed that the percussionist had prompted a medical emergency after having “chest problems” and died in a Colombian hotel room at the age of 50.
It came after local media reported that ‘white powder’ had been discovered in the star’s hotel room, despite the fact that he had previously spoken about his drug habits.
“The city’s Emergency Regulation Centre received an alert regarding a patient with chest pain in a hotel located in the city’s north,” the Secretariat stated.
According to the statement, an ambulance was dispatched, and a medical professional attempted but failed to revive the victim.
The patient was declared deceased.