Taylor Hawkins sent a message saying he would “take care” of himself the day before he died.
The Foo Fighters drummer tragically died at the age of 50 on Friday (25.03.22), after apparently suffering from cardiovascular collapse.
A total of 10 substances, including opioids, THC (marijuana), antidepressants and benzodiazepines, showed up in toxicology tests.
The “Best of You” rockers were scheduled to perform in Lollapalooza, before Taylor was found unconscious in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia.
He had previously sought help after suffering chest pain before his death.
Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell and his wife Etsy have since revealed they connected with the stickman via audio message and shared a heartfelt exchange.
According to Brazil’s Globo 1, Taylor said, “Take care of each other. And I will take care of myself. And I’ll see you in São Paulo. I love you, love you, love you. Sleep well.”
Tommy Lee and Miley Cyrus had also been in contact with Taylor shortly before his death was confirmed by his bandmates.
The Motley Crue drummer revealed via social media that they had chatted hours before.
The 59-year-old rocker wrote on Instagram, “Right now typing words has never been harder.
“Dude, I just talked to you a few hours ago from your hotel room in Columbia before your gig. I wish it was a shitty dream or some bad prank that we both laugh at. But it’s not You KNOW how I feel about you and how much I love you and we both know there’s no head to type it all out on social media for others to read.
“I love you Taylor.
“Rest in the beats
Miley had communicated with Taylor while she was battling altitude sickness and after her private jet crash-landed, which was struck by lightning on its way to Lollapalooza in Brazil, Paraguay.
She tweeted: “Brazil….I’ve had a very stressful last few days emotionally and physically. After getting altitude sickness my plane was struck by lightning and the first person I spoke to after theft is now deceased… when I got where I was going I got bronchitis! (sic)”
The “Midnight Sky” singer dedicated her festival performance to her friend Taylor.
She tweeted before performing on Saturday (26.03.22). “Tonight’s show is in honor of my friend Taylor Hawkins.
Baddest dude I know who would want me to shine and sing LOUD for the love of rock n roll! Got this with a little help from my friend TH above and all of you. Let’s do it. (sic)”