Taylor Hawkins: Plain black casket brings Foo Fighters drummer’s body home, as band remains shellshocked
The legendary musician’s dead body took off in a chartered 757 jet from El Dorado Airport in Colombia and reached LAX on Tuesday
The dead body of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins reached home to his loved ones on Tuesday. The chartered 757 jet took off from El Dorado Airport in Bogotá, Colombia after 2 pm local time on the same day and landed around 8 pm PT at Los Angeles International Airport.
According to DailyMail.com, the Foo Fighters’ devastated tour manager Gus Brandt is still in Colombia even after Dave Grohl and the rest of the crew flew back the next day after the star’s sudden death on Friday, March 25.
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The outlet also reported a plain, black casket containing the musician’s remains being loaded onto the band’s tour plane after it flew from LA to Bogota to collect him. Authorities from the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Science discharged Hawkins’ body to Brandt on March 27 post an extensive post-mortem exam.
Remains of the legendary musician were stored with a local undertaker before they were loaded onto a van Tuesday afternoon and to the cargo terminal at Bogota’s international airport, where the band’s private jet was waiting on the tarmac.
The postmortem report of Taylor Hawkins' body reportedly revealed that the late Foo Fighters drummer's heart was more than twice the weight of an average human heart. A Sunday report from the Daily Mail cited that the authorities also allegedly found a white, powdery substance among numerous other drugs inside the musician’s hotel room following his death on Friday.
The postmortem exam stated that the 50-year-old's heart weighed "at least 600 grams," while the average adult male heart is said to weigh between 300 and 350 grams. The report noted that Hawkins died of a "cardiovascular collapse," contrary to the previous report that stated that he ultimately died in response to a mixture of 10 different drugs in his system. The mixed bag of drugs in the drummer’s system included marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and benzodiazepines.