Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins had multiple drugs in system and suffered chest pains

Colombian investigators have said a preliminary toxicology report revealed Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had drugs in his system before he died on Friday 25 March.

The musician was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, at the age of 50 a few hours before the band was due to play at Festival Estéreo Picnic.

Colombia's attorney general has now said in a new statement that a preliminary urine toxicology test on Hawkins' body found 10 different substances present, including opioids, marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, and benzodiazepines.

The statement added: “The National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues to conduct the necessary medical studies to ascertain the cause of death.

“The Attorney General’s Office will continue to investigate and will duly inform the findings of forensic examinations in due time.”

The cause of death has not officially been ruled as of yet and investigators did not say the drugs in his system was a factor.

The City Health Department also said the drummer suffered "chest pains" before his death as they shared in a statement: "With regards to the death of the American musician Taylor Hawkins in the neighbourhood of Chapinero, which happened on Friday night, the City Health Department states the following:

“The city’s Emergency Regulation Centre received an alert about a patient with chest pain in a hotel located in the north of the city.

“An ambulance was sent to attend to this case. However when the health department teams arrived, they found a mobile response unit from the company EMI at the scene.

“The health professional that was dealing with the emergency indicated attempts to revive the patient had been carried out but there had been no response and the patient was pronounced dead.

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“The relevant authorities removed the body and started work on the investigations required as part of these types of incidents.

“We regret the death of this talented and world-famous drummer and send a message of condolences to his family, bandmates and fans.”

Taylor's bandmates announced the news of his tragic death on the official Foo Fighters Twitter page, which read: "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."

Taylor is survived by his wife Alison, who he married in 2005, and their children Oliver, 16, and Annabelle, 13.

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