According to Colombian police, the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins may have been caused by drugs.

Authorities believe narcotics may have played a role in the murder of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins, 50, was discovered dead in a hotel room at the Casa Medina in Bogota, Colombia, on Friday, surrounded by sad fans.

“According to individuals close to him, the death may have been caused by drug consumption,” the Metropolitan Police of Bogota said in a statement carried by many South American news sites and reported by the Mirror of London.

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“The cause of death has not yet been determined,” police said.

Hawkins, an enthralling performer with a theatrical presence that emanated from behind his drum kit, had a history of substance abuse. According to The Sun, he overdosed on heroin in 2001 and spent a week in a coma, barely four years after joining the Foo Fighters.

According to sources, Hawkins had complained to hotel employees about chest issues.

Police officers stand in front of the hotel where Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins diedPolice are seen early Saturday morning outside the hotel where Hawkins died.

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Taylor Hawkins was 50 years old at the time of his death.
Police stand guard the hotel where drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead.
Police stand guard the hotel where drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead.

The Foo Fighters backed out of their scheduled Friday performance at the Picnic Stereo Festival in Bogotá shortly after announcing the death.

The band played Lollapalooza Chile on March 18 and Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. They are slated to headline Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday.

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