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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-26 18:53:24-04

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died at 50.

Officials in Bogota, Colombia, say he reportedly suffered chest pains and emergency workers were unable to revive him.

The band is calling his death a “tragic and untimely loss.”

Colombia’s Prosecutor’s Office released a statement Saturday saying toxicological tests on urine from Hawkins’ body preliminarily found 10 psychoactive substances and medicines, including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines.

It did not provide a cause of death and investigations are continuing.  

The band had been scheduled to play in Bogota on Friday night.