As Colombian Investigators Look Into the Murder of Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins, New Information Is Emerging!
The death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is being investigated by Colombian police.
Hawkins died Friday night in a hotel in the Colombian town of Chapinero, local health officials reported in a news release Saturday morning.
According to the Spanish-language news release, the emergency center in Bogotá dispatched an ambulance to the hotel after receiving reports of “a patient with chest difficulties.”
When a health care practitioner arrived, he began resuscitation efforts to resuscitate Hawkins; but, “there was no reaction, and the patient was proclaimed died,” according to the District Department of Health in Bogotá.
According to local health officials, teams from EMI, a health organization that provides home health care services, had also reacted to the situation.
Authorities took the drummer’s body from the site and launched an official inquiry into his death.
“The District Department of Health mourns the death of this outstanding musician and drummer whose work was highly known globally,” Colombian health authorities stated in a statement. “In addition, the entity offers its sympathies to the family, coworkers, and fans.”
In a tweet, Saturday morning, Colombia’s attorney general’s office said that a “team of prosecutors and investigators has been deployed to attend the urgent situation and help the investigation.”
Hawkins and the rest of the Foo Fighters were set to perform in Colombia for the first time in three years on Friday night at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, concluding their Latin American tour.
Sergio Urbano was one of around a dozen admirers who gathered outside the hotel where Hawkins’ death was discovered on Friday night to pay respect to the drummer.
“I’m flabbergasted; it’s something dreadful; no one expected this; we expected to see them as the major act at Estéreo Picnic,” Urbano remarked in Spanish. “This is a disaster.”
As they congregated outside the hotel to grieve Hawkins’ death, several of the admirers lit candles.
Colombian drummer Ricardo Rodrguez says he “grew up listening to Foo Fighters and Taylor Hawkins.”
“I’ve heard everything he’s done as a composer, as a performer, and it all seems fantastic to me,” Rodrguez added in Spanish. “A musician, a composer with a lot of originality, a whole soul is lost, a soul in music, popular rock, I’m stunned, stunned.”
Hawkins’ death was originally confirmed by the Foo Fighters in a tweet on Friday night, with the band expressing their sadness at his untimely death.
In a statement, the band said, “His musical passion and contagious laughter will live on with all of us forever.”
Hawkins’ cause of death has yet to be disclosed by either the band or Colombian authorities.
“Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family, and we respectfully request that their privacy be respected with the utmost respect in this impossibly painful time,” the band stated.