The shocking death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins could be drug-related, authorities said.
Hawkins, 50, was found dead on Friday in a hotel room at the Casa Medina in Bogota, Colombia, where heartbroken fans gathered outside in shock.
“According to those close to him, the death could be related to drug use,” Bogota’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement released by multiple news outlets in the South American nation and reported by the Mirror of London.
“The cause of death has not yet been determined,” warned the police.
An electrifying performer with a stage presence that oozes behind his drum kit, Hawkins had a history of known drug use. According to The Sun, he overdosed on heroin in 2001 and spent a week in a coma, just four years after joining the Foo Fighters.
Hawkins had reportedly complained of chest pains to hotel staff.
The Foo Fighters pulled out of their scheduled performance at Friday’s Picnic Stereo Festival in Bogotá shortly after the death was announced.
The band played at Lollapalooza Chile on March 18th and Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20th. They should appear as headliners Lollapalooza Brazil On Sunday.