The Attorney General of Colombia released a statement this evening announcing that a preliminary toxicology report showed Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system at the time of his death, including THC, opioids, benzodiazepines, and tricyclic antidepressants.
No official cause of death was announced, and the Attorney General’s office said that they will continue to investigate and release results after they are obtained.
Colombian health officials also released a statement mourning Hawkins’ passing:
“The District Department of Health mourns the death of this talented musician and drummer, widely recognized internationally for his work. Besides, the entity sends its message of condolences to the family, colleagues and followers.”
However, as we turn our heartache into good memories, a video from Foo Fighters last performance has begun to go viral.
From Lollapalooza Music Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the video featured Foo Fighters frontman and founder Dave Grohl delivering a heartfelt introduction to his longtime bandmate and friend:
“There’s one more person you can’t forget.. ladies and gentleman… Taylor Hawkins plays the drums in the Foo Fighters. You know the best thing about Taylor Hawkins… he’s the best fucking drummer in the world, we love him so much, but you… haven’t seen his pants yet.
Do you wanna see Taylor Hawkins pants? Do you wanna see his pants?
Taylor Hawkins come on down and sing a song, you can see his pants… because that mother fucker can sing and those pants make him sound better.”
To which Taylor replied:
“I fucking love Dave Grohl man, I’d be delivering pizzas if it wasn’t for Dave Grohl, I’d be managing the drum department at a Guitar Center if it wasn’t for Dave Grohl.
Do you guys wanna hear Dave play the fucking drums?”
Gotta love it.
Taylor launched into a performance of Queen’s “Somebody To Love.”