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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 substances in system when he died, officials say

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 09:07:26-04

Officials in Colombia said Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system when he died.

Colombia's attorney general announced in a statement Saturday they did a toxicological urine test and found traces of THC, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

News of the 50-year-old musician's death came just before the band was set to perform at a musical festival in Bogotá.

Emergency workers were called Friday after receiving reports of a patient suffering from chest pains. Still, after attempting to revive Hawkins, he was declared dead, local health officials said in a news release Saturday morning, NBC News reported.

The band announced the news of Hawkins' death in a statement on Friday statement, calling his death a “tragic and untimely loss.”

The attorney general said that an exact cause of death was not announced, but the National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues to investigate, CNN reported.