Taylor Hawkins' heart weighed 600g, DOUBLE that of men his age, autopsy finds
The postmortem report of Taylor Hawkins' body reportedly revealed that the size of the heart of the late Foo Fighters drummer 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," which is easily more than double the weight of an average human heart, 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."
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Contrary to the previous report that stated that Hawkins 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.
Journalist Luis Carlos Velez also tweeted on Saturday confirming the presence of different drugs in Hawkins's body. He wrote "Colombian authorities found: marijuana, antidepressants, opioids, heroine [sic]. At least 10 different substances found.” Velez cited Fiscalia Columbia, the country's attorney general's office.
#LoUltimo - En prueba toxicológica a #TaylorHawkins se encontraron preliminarmente 10 tipos de sustancias, entre ellas: THC (marihuana), antidepresivos tricíclicos, benzodiacepinas y opioides. Acá comunicado @FiscaliaCol - No menciona palabra sobredosis. Investigación continúa pic.twitter.com/HdxsLQ6VNO— Luis Carlos Vélez 🌎 (@lcvelez) March 26, 2022
The Mirror reported that local news reports say Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, where the band had been due to play at a festival. The band now won’t be performing at Festival Estéreo Picnic following the tragic loss of their beloved member.
Local reports said hotel staff called emergency services after Hawkins suffered chest pains but he was already dead by the time medical responders arrived. The Metropolitan Police of Bogota said, “The cause of death has yet to be established”. But added that initial talk from those close to him, 'the death could be related to the consumption of drugs'. The unfortunate news of Hawkins's untimely demise was shared by the official social media accounts of the renowned rock band.
According to multiple reports, Hawkins was gearing up to perform in Bogota, Colombia on Friday night, March 25, before the band’s headlining set at Lollapalooza Brazil on Sunday, March 27. Hawkins is now survived by his wife, Alison, and three children namely Oliver Shane, Annabelle, and Everleigh.