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Foo Fighter drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 different drugs in his system when he died

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  • Taylor Hawkins had 10 different drugs in his system when he died, Colombian investigators said.
  • The Foo Fighter drummer died at age 50 in Bogota, Colombia.
  • Colombian officials said a cause of death was yet to be determined. 
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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 different drugs in his system when he died, Colombian investigators said.

A urine toxicology report found the presence of substances including opioids, marijuana, and antidepressants.

Officials said that a cause of death was yet to be determined, and it's not clear if drugs were a factor, the BBC reported. 

"The National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues to conduct the necessary medical studies to ascertain the cause of death," the Colombian attorney general's office said.

"The attorney general's office will continue to investigate and will duly inform the findings of forensic examinations in due time."

Hawkins, who was 50, died at a hotel in Bogota, Colombia, where he was on tour with the Foo Fighters.

The band was preparing for a show in the city on Friday night as a part of its South American tour.

Officials said an ambulance was dispatched to Hawkins' hotel room after reports of "a patient with chest pains."

A healthcare professional attempted to resuscitate Hawkins, but there was no response and he was declared deceased.

In their statement, the Foo Fighters said the band was "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."

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