Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death has stunned fans, and police in Bogota have said that those close to him believe the ‘consumption of narcotic substances’ may have led to his death, which would be a drug overdose.
Colombian entertainment journalist Alejandro Marin tweeted that fans should not blame the types of drugs found in Colombia if Hawkins really did die from a drug overdose: “Don’t begin to blame the country because Taylor died in Colombia if he died of an overdose. Don’t be so stupid.”
Hawkins said in 2018 about his 2001 drug overdose that almost killed him, “I was partying a lot. I wasn’t a junkie per se, but I was partying. There was a year where the partying just got a little too heavy.
“Thank God on some level this guy gave me the wrong line with the wrong thing one night and I woke up going, ‘What the fuck happened?’ That was a real changing point for me.”
He later was evasive when discussing drugs with Beats 1, “There’s no happy ending with hard drugs,” but declined to discuss his sobriety. “I don’t really discuss how I live my life in that regard,” he said. “I have my system that works for me.”
Below is a TV report in Bogota from outside the hotel where Hawkins died.
🇨🇴#COLOMBIA 🚨#URGENTE | Según las primeras informaciones, uno de los integrantes de Foo Fighters encontró si vida al baterista Taylor Hawkins en el hotel Casa Medina en Bogotá.
La banda iba a presentarse hoy pasada las 7:30 p.m. en el Festival Estéreo Picnic. #RochexRB27 pic.twitter.com/poHGAJDHj7
— Rochex R. Robinson Bonilla (@RochexRB27) March 26, 2022