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Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office issued a statement following an “initial forensic medical study” on Taylor Hawkins.

The following is a rough translation via Google Translate:

“After the initial forensic medical study of the body of Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the band Foo Fighters, who died yesterday in a hotel in northern Bogota, the Attorney General’s Office reports the following:

1. In the urine toxicological test performed on Taylor Hawkins’ body, 10 types of substances were initially found, including: THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.

2. The National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues the medical studies to achieve total clarification of the events that led to the death of Taylor Hawkins.

3. The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation will continue with the investigation and will report the results obtained within the framework thereof in a timely manner.”

In a previous report, the Associated Press said, “The Bogota municipal government issued a statement Saturday that the city’s emergency center had received a report of a patient with ‘chest pain’ and sent an ambulance, though a private ambulance had already arrived at the hotel in northern Bogota. Health workers tried to revive him, but were unable to do so.” It said the cause of death was under investigation.

Hawkins' death was confirmed in a statement from the Foo Fighters reading, “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

 

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