LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Toxicological tests on urine from the body of Foo Fighters drummer and Hidden Hills resident Taylor Hawkins preliminarily found 10 psychoactive substances and medicines, including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines, according to a statement from the Colombia’s Prosecutor’s Office.
The statement did not provide a cause of death for the 50-year-old Hawkins.
Hawkins died March 25 in Bogotá, Colombia, where he and the rock band were scheduled to perform that night at the Festival Estéreo Picnic before headlining at Lollapalooza Brazil on Sunday, March 27.
Hawkins’ final concert was March 19 at another festival in San Isidro, Argentina.
The Bogotá municipal government issued the statement noting 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 Bogotá.
Health workers tried to revive him, but were unable to do so. It said the cause of death was under investigation.
The band announced the death of the 26-time Grammy nominee and 11-time winner on social media.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the announcement said.
“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.”
Fans and fellow musicians paid tribute to Hawkins’ charisma and “powerhouse” performing style on March 26.
Ozzy Osbourne called Hawkins “truly a great person and an amazing musician.”
“My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans,” the singer tweeted. “See you on the other side — Ozzy.”
Questlove called Hawkins the “coolest dude ever.”
“God bless & comfort his family, his bandmates, his friends & all his loved ones,” the musician and filmmaker tweeted.
Singer-songwriter Finneas tweeted that he was “so heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins’ passing.”
“What an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway,” Finneas wrote. “The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace.”
Born Feb. 17, 1972 in Fort Worth, Texas, Hawkins’ family moved to Laguna Beach in 1976, where Hawkins grew up, graduating from Laguna Beach High School in 1990.
Hawkins played in the Orange County-based band Sylvia before becoming the drummer for Canadian rock singer Sass Jordan. From June 1995 until March 1997, Hawkins was Alanis Morissette’s drummer on the tour supporting her 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill” and her 1996 “Can’t Not” Tour.
Hawkins began his association with Foo Fighters in February 1997 when he replaced William Goldsmith as their drummer for their second album, “The Colour and the Shape.”
Following the album’s release, frontman Dave Grohl called Hawkins to seek recommendations for the band’s new drummer. Grohl was under the impression that Hawkins would not leave Morissette’s touring band because she was a bigger act than Foo Fighters at the time.
To Grohl’s surprise, Hawkins volunteered to join the band himself, explaining that he wanted to be a drummer in a rock band rather than for a solo act. The band announced Hawkins would be the new drummer on March 18, 1997.
In 2004, Hawkins formed his own side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he played drums and sang.