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Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters in a 2022 file photo Image Credit: AP

Preliminary toxicology tests found that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had marijuana, opioids and other drugs in his system before he died, Colombian investigators said Saturday.

Hawkins, the 50-year-old drummer for the Grammy award-winning rock group, passed away in a hotel in Bogota shortly before the group was set to perform at the Festival Estereo Picnic on the city’s outskirts, according to a statement Saturday from the mayor’s office.

Colombian investigators said preliminary post-mortem tests found several drugs in the musician’s system, but did not specify whether the mix caused his death.

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Taylor Hawkins in a 2022 file photo Image Credit: AFP

“The urine toxicology tests performed on Taylor Hawkins’ body preliminarily found 10 types of substances,” including THC — which is found in marijuana — tricyclic anti-depressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, investigators said in a statement.

Forensic doctors were working “to achieve full clarity of the facts that led to (Hawkins’) death,” they added.

The mayor’s office said a local emergency line received a call late Friday about a “patient complaining of chest pains.”

A doctor “performed the respective resuscitation maneuvers, but there was no response and the patient was declared deceased,” it added, giving no cause of death.

The festival announced the cancellation of the group’s show, as well as another one set for Sunday in Sao Paulo.

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An image of Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins adorns a makeshift memorial outside the hotel where Hawkins was found dead, in northern Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, March 26, 2022. There were few immediate details on how Hawkins died, although the band said in a statement Friday that his death was a "tragic and untimely loss." He was 50. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Image Credit: AP

Thousands of shocked and tearful fans at the Bogota venue lit candles and held a minute of silence after the news broke.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band said in a statement on Twitter.

“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.”

‘Amazing drummer’

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Taylor Hawkins in performance in 2019 Image Credit: AFP

As part of one of the world’s most influential and critically lauded alternative rock bands, Hawkins was known for his on-stage charisma and classic rock-inspired beats, which he once said were influenced by legends like Phil Collins and Queen’s Roger Taylor.

He had played with Foo Fighters since 1997, when he was taken on by lead singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, providing percussion on some of the group’s biggest hits, including ‘Learn to Fly’ and ‘Best of You.’

Prior to joining Foo Fighters, Hawkins drummed for Canadian indie songstress Alanis Morissette.

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The Foo Fighters Image Credit: AFP

In an interview with 95.5 KLOS last year, Grohl described his first meeting with Hawkins and how he convinced him to join his band.

“I was like, ‘Wow, you’re either my twin or my spirit animal, or my best friend!’ in the first 10 seconds of meeting him,” he said.

“And, of course, I’d seen him play the drums and I thought he was an amazing drummer,” he added.

“When I called him and said, ‘Hey, I’m looking for a drummer,’ he said, ‘You know I’m your guy.’ And I think it had more to do with our personal relationship than anything musical.”

Foo Fighters celebrated their 25th anniversary last year in a pandemic-delayed tour and had most recently produced ‘Studio 666,’ a rock-and-roll horror movie.

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Picture taken on March 18, 2022 of Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins and lead singer Dave Grohl on stage, at the Lollapalooza 2022 music festival in Santiago. - Hawkins, 50, of the multi-Grammy award-winning rock group the Foo Fighters has died while on tour in Bogota, Colombia, his bandmates said in a statement on March 25, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER TORRES / AFP) Image Credit: AFP

Tributes poured in from across the music world, with Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne hailing Hawkins as a “great person and an amazing musician,” and punk rocker Billy Idol describing the news as “tragic.”

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello praised Hawkins’ “unstoppable rock power.”

“In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins,” rockers Nickelback said in a statement on Twitter.

“Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others.”

“Long live Taylor Hawkins,” rock band Pearl Jam said on Twitter.

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A woman lights candles outside the Casa Medina hotel where Taylor Hawkins, the band's drummer, died before appearing at the Estereo Picnic festival in Bogota, Colombia March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez REFILE - CORRECTING INFORMATION Image Credit: REUTERS

“He brought so much joy to the world of music, he will be forever missed,” they said, offering condolences to Hawkins’ family and bandmates.