TAYLOR HAWKINS. Drummer Taylor Hawkins, member of the Foo Fighters group, died on the night of Friday to Saturday March 26, at only 50 years old. The causes of his death remain unclear.
[Mis à jour le 31 mars 2022 à 11h36] The Foo Fighters have lost their drummer and are canceling the rest of their tour. Taylor Hawkins, who had been part of the group since 1997, died on the night of Friday to Saturday March 26, 2022, before a concert in Bogota, Colombia. He was only 50 years old. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely passing of our dear Taylor Hawkins,” the Foo Fighters wrote in a statement posted on their Twitter account Friday night.
Tuesday March 29, the formation led by Dave Grohl announced the cancellation of all the concerts to come from his world tour. “It is with great sadness that the Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all future tour dates due to the heartbreaking loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” the band said on their website and social media.
But to this day, the causes of Taylor Hawkins’ death remain unclear. The drummer was found dead in a hotel in Bogota. According to a report published by the public prosecutor’s office in the Colombian capital, he had used cannabis, opiates and antidepressants. “The toxicological analysis reports ten substances for the moment found in the body of Taylor Hawkins, including THC (cannabis), antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opiates”, noted the prosecution in a press release, ensuring work ” to the full clarification of the facts that led to the death” of the Foo Fighters drummer. Before his death, he had complained of “chest pain” before calling for help at his hotel, where a doctor tried, without success, to resuscitate him, according to the town hall of Bogota.