John 5 ‘Didn’t Talk To Anybody’ For Two Days After Taylor Hawkins’ Death

In a new interview with Sofa King Cool Magazine, form MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 discussed the recent passing of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I was friends with taylor and did some shows with him, with his band CHEVY METAL.

“It’s just a shame, because taylor was very, very special — he was so talented,” he continued. “An incredible drummer, a great singer, just a great human being. And it just knocked me on my ass for two days. I didn’t talk to anybody. I was just so bummed out about this because I loved taylor so much. And I miss him. He was someone very special and he was such a great human. God, he was just such a great dude and so fun to be around and just always happy. It’s just a terrible, terrible, terrible thing. He was a great person. People loved him, and he loved people.”

Hawkins died on Friday, March 25 at a hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Local officials said an ambulance was sent to the hotel after a man reported having chest pains. The 50-year-old FOO FIGHTERS drummer did not respond to resuscitation efforts and was declared dead, the city’s health department said.

On Saturday, the Colombian attorney general’s office announced that Hawkins had opioids, marijuana and other drugs in his system before he died. A toxicology report showed traces of 10 substances in his body, including anti-depressants, the office said. The statement added that the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences “will conduct the necessary medical studies to ascertain the cause of death” and that it “will continue the investigation and will report the results obtained within the framework thereof in a timely manner. “

FOO FIGHTERS announced Hawkins‘s death on their instagram account. “Tea FOO FIGHTERS family is devastated by the tragic and timeless loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the announcement read. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

Tea FOO FIGHTERS were scheduled to perform Friday at the Picnic Stereo festival in Bogotá but their performance was canceled.

The band played Lollapalooza Chile on March 18 and Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. They were scheduled to headline Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday (March 27).

Hawkins has been open about his history of drug use. He overdosed on heroin in 2001 and spent a week in a coma, just four years after joining the FOO FIGHTERS.

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