The day after Taylor Hawkins died, an autopsy was performed. According to experts, the Foo Fighters drumming heart was way heavier than average.
We know more about the sudden disappearance of Taylor Hawkins. On the night of March 25-26, the Foo Fighters announced the death of their drummer. At 50, he was found unresponsive in the hotel room he occupied before going on stage at the Estéreo Picnic Festival after complaining of heart pain. The day after the musician’s death, the toxicology report was revealed. “Taylor Hawkins Body Urine Toxicology Test Preliminarily Found 10 Types of Substances, Including: THC, Tricyclic Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, and Opioids”, revealed the office of the Attorney General of Colombia in a press release posted on Twitter. If the cause of death of Taylor Hawkins was little in doubt, an autopsy was still performed.
The medical examiner revealed a particular detail discovered during the autopsy: when he died, Tayloy Hawkins’ heart weighed twice that of most men his age, as disclosed by officials. Forensic experts have indeed discovered that the heart of the Foo Fighters drummer weighed “at least 600 grams”, while the average weight is between 300 and 350 grams. According to information from the magazine week, Taylor Hawkins reportedly died of a heart attack caused by the absorption of a cocktail of substances, including heroin. VSIt was an overdose caused by this drug that the musician had survived twenty years ago, after spending more than two weeks in a coma.
Foo Fighters pay homage to Taylor Hawkins’ ‘musical spirit’
“Everyone has their own path and I have gone too far. (…) I believed in the myth of the bull according to which one must live hard and fast and die young, explained Taylor Hawkins a few months ago. I’m not here to preach about not using drugs, because I loved using them, but I got out of control for a while and it almost got me.” News of Taylor Hawkins’ death has shocked the music world. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely passing of our dear Taylor Hawkins, wrote the Foo Fighters. His musical spirit and contagious laughter will live with us all forever. Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time.”
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