Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50. He breathed his last breath at the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Lucas Ovelar is a teacher based in Paraguay who served as a tour guide and interpreter for Foo Fighters during their visit to Asunción on March 21st and 22nd — days before the tragic passing. He recently spoke with Consequence and revealed what the drummer had said to Pat Smear.
Taylor Hawkins had a conversation with Pat Smear
Foo Fighters were due to fly to Colombia ahead of their appearance at Bogotá’s Festival Estéro Picnic which was eventually canceled due to Hawkins’ tragic death. Just as Foo Fighters were getting ready to head to the venue, an unexpected storm flooded the streets, leaving the entire city underwater. It was the same storm that caused lightning to strike Miley Cyrus’ plane.
They were “still bummed about the previous evening’s rainout” and the band’s members were noticeably excited about continuing their Latin American tour. Lucas revealed that: “Taylor, in particular, was happily chatting with bandmate Pat Smear about Foo Fighters’ recent on-stage collaboration with Perry Farrell. Minutes before their departure, I asked them for a photograph, and they happily obliged. Without knowing it, I captured one of the last happy moments of the entire band together.”
It was only a couple of days later, on Friday, March 25th that the bad news arrived: “Taylor Hawkins had passed away inside of his Bogotá hotel room. I was shocked and devastated. I still am. They say “never meet your heroes,” because they will disappoint you. That didn’t apply to Taylor Hawkins.”
The cause of Hawkins’ death is still not officially confirmed, but there are reports. ‘According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.’ The Daily Mail reported this alleged statement. He had a history of drug abuse.
White powder ‘similar to cocaine’, and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Hawkins. Highly respected Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM recently claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder. Foo Fighters have canceled their 2022 tour dates.