Before Taylor Hawkins died in a Colombian hotel room a month ago, the first sign of trouble came with crushing chest pains. But even though a doctor quickly appeared, there was nothing that could be done. The autopsy revealed that Taylor’s heart was twice the size of someone his size and age and that might have had something to do with his death.
However, Taylor knew he had an enlarged heart for some time because a doctor told him more than a year ago. The doctor said he had a “runner’s heart,” but that it was okay because he got so much exercise. Drummers burn two or three times more calories than other musicians during a show. Plus Taylor was into mountain biking and surfing.
All this means that he and his doctors knew about his condition for quite some time and didn’t seem all that worried about it.