Autopsia de Taylor Hawkins: qué encontraron los médicos forenses | Foo Fighters | Celebs de Estados Unidos | FAMA

Autopsia de Taylor Hawkins: qué encontraron los médicos forenses | Foo Fighters | Celebs de Estados Unidos | FAMA

On Friday, March 25, news shocked the music industry and its listeners, the American musician Taylor Hawkins had died in Colombia, a country he visited with the band ‘Foo Fighters’ as part of his presentation at the Festival Estéreo Picnic. Immediately, his fans wondered what had really happened to the famous drummer. This is what the medical examiners have said.

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The drummer was in his room at the Hotel Casa MedinaIn the town of Chapinero, Bogotawhen he felt a sharp pain in his chest. His colleagues called for an ambulance that arrived within minutes but it was too late, Taylor was dead.

Taylor Hawkins died at age 50 (Photo: Foo Fighters / Instagram)

WHAT DID FORENSICS FIND ON TAYLOR HAWKINS’S BODY?

A press release from the media TMZ announced the result issued by the Attorney General’s Office in Bogotá, Colombiaafter performing a toxicology test on Hawkins urine. The test revealed the presence of ten different drugs, including tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and various opiates.

For its part, the Colombian press reported that the local police had found white powder “similar to cocaine” in the drummer’s room.

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THE OVERDOSE THAT TAYLOR HAWKINS HAD IN 2001

Hawkings’ addiction to narcotic substances was known to those close to him. In 2001 and during a tour with the band around Londonthe artist had a heroin overdose that led him to be in a coma for two weeks.

“We all went out together to a bar in front of the hotel, then we were told that Taylor was in the hospital, in a coma from a heroin overdose. Our sound technician at the time said: ‘It’s very bad. She is going to die, she is half dead”they remembered Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett.

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THE TROUBLE IN THE HEART OF TAYLOR HAWKINS

Upon autopsy, coroners found that Taylor’s heart was twice the size of a man his age. While a regular heart weighs about 250 gramsthat of the musician bordered the 600 grams.

This variation would be due to a heart hypertrophywhich dilates the organ due to pre-existing pathologies or as a consequence of abuse of psychoactive substances.

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Taylor Hawkins: these were the last hours of the Foo Fighters drummer
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away at the age of 50 in Colombia, but 48 hours earlier he made one of the gestures that will remain in the hearts of his fans and especially in the memory of one of his fans.

THE PHOTO OF HAWKINS THAT GOT VIRAL BEFORE HIS DEATH

fans of foo fighters expressed their shock on social networks at the sudden death of Taylor Hawkins, while other netizens recalled that a photo of the musician became viral days before his death. Turns out the drummer made a little fan’s dream come true when the concert of Foo Fighters was canceled in Paraguay due to the bad weather conditions experienced in that country.

“My daughter, since she found out that the Foo Fighters were coming, started a campaign to meet them. Today we took her drums to play in front of the Sheraton (hotel) and look who came out of it at her call”, the girl’s father wrote. Without imagining, that days later, the drummer Hawkins would die in Colombia.

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Taylor Hawkins fulfilled the dream of a little fan in Paraguay (Photo: Twitter)
Taylor Hawkins fulfilled the dream of a little fan in Paraguay (Photo: Twitter)

WHO WAS TAYLOR HAWKINS?

oliver Taylor Hawkins He worked as a drummer for foo fighters since 1997 when he joined the group.

The artist was born on February 17, 1972In the town of Fort-Worth (Texas) and since childhood he liked music. Therefore, he studied at the Conservatory and specialized in classical percussion, although over time he was able to play instruments such as piano and guitar.

Later he was influenced by major rock artists such as Stewart Copeland of The Police, and Roger Taylor of Queen, as well as Jane’s Addiction, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses and Pink Floyd.

His musical career began in a group called Sylvia where he was a composer and drummer. Later he would come to Sass Jordan Touring Band and then he was one of Alanis Morrisette’s musicians.

In 1997 he met ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and joined the group Foo Fighters, which also included Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee. In 2021, Foo Fighters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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THE REASON TAYLOR HAWKINS’S HEART WAS TWICE THE NORMAL SIZE

According to the autopsy, the heart of Taylor Hawkins weighed “at least 600 grams”, twice the average for a man his ageso they concluded that the rocker suffered a “cardiovascular collapse” caused by an overdose of heroin and a cocktail of other substances. MORE DETAILS HERE.

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