It’s been almost exactly a year since the passing of singer Taylor Hawkins. What do we know about the circumstances of his death? Well, we do know that he had been suffering from an overdose of heroin, antidepressants and benzodiazepines. We also know that he had previously had a cardiac collapse, as well as a dream in which he had been out with Jane’s Addiction.
Overdose of heroin, antidepressants and benzodiazepines
The media has reported that Taylor Hawkins died of an overdose of heroin, antidepressants and benzodiazepines. It is not clear whether the news is true or not. However, fans of the Foo Fighters guitarist and drummer are upset by the news and want to know more.
Hawkins was scheduled to perform with the band at the Estereo Picnic Festival in Bogota, Colombia. But when he arrived, he experienced a chest pain. He later claimed that he took it “too far.”
After the overdose, Hawkins was put in a coma. Emergency medical services attempted to revive him with resuscitation techniques, but his heart failed.
An autopsy confirmed that Hawkins had suffered a cardiovascular collapse. A preliminary urine test revealed traces of ten drugs in his system. In addition to the heroin, these substances included opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and marijuana.
As it turns out, these are all drugs that can be prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. They are often associated with drug-induced cardiomyopathy.
Taylor Hawkins’ cause of death photos indicate that he had an enlarged heart. It was twice the size of the average heart in the human body. Apparently, he also had 10 drugs in his system at the time of his death.
On Friday, March 25, Taylor Hawkins died in Colombia. According to the Colombian news magazine Semana, Hawkins suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest.
The singer and musician, who had recently joined the Foo Fighters, was scheduled to perform with the group at the Estereo Picnic Festival in Bogota. However, Hawkins collapsed during his performance. This is when emergency services were called. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators discovered marijuana, opioids, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and other substances in his system. They also found an empty beer can and a vodka bottle in his room.
Authorities said that he had died of a “cardiac collapse” and that he ingested a drug cocktail. As a result, the National Institute of Legal Medicine continues to investigate the death.
Obsession with Queen, Yes, Black Sabbath, and the Police
One of the most highly touted members of the Foo Fighters died this past week at age 50. Taylor Hawkins was one of the founding members of the band, and his contributions to the band were plentiful. As a drummer, he was responsible for many of the classic tracks of the band, but he was also a vocalist, songwriter and producer. His musical career began at a young age, when he cut his teeth backing Alanis Morissette and blues rocker Sass Jordan. He also played in cover bands, but he never branched out into the heavy metal realm.
There are no official reports on Hawkins’ death, but he was found dead at the base of a tree in his home in Los Angeles on March 25, 2013. While his friends and colleagues are trying to make sense of his demise, there are a few eerie similarities to that of former Red Hot Chili Peppers lead guitarist Anthony Kiedis. The surviving member, guitarist Dave Grohl, was with Hawkins when he took his last breath.
Dreamed of being out with Jane’s Addiction
Jane’s Addiction is a band whose music is renowned for being groundbreaking and influential. The group was created by Perry Farrell in 1985. His dream was to create a musical act that was akin to Led Zeppelin and David Bowie. In the years since its initial release, the band has reunited, performed at several festivals, and recorded four studio albums.
Jane’s Addiction was originally formed as an underground band. Its members were influenced by the glam metal bands of the Seventies. One of the first musicians to join was bassist Eric Avery.
Farrell met Avery in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. He began playing with Avery in his band Psi Com. They became friends and toured together. Eventually, the two moved to Miami.
Eventually, they formed a band with fellow Jane’s Addiction member Dave Navarro. After a short stint, the two formed their own supergroup, called NHC (National Headliners Coalition).
NHC has released a self-titled debut album and one EP. The band has been sharing four songs with fans. Some of the album’s tracks are homages to Seventies rock acts such as The Faces and Rush.