Ex-Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Dead at 48

Scott Weiland was found dead on tour bus
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 4, 2015 12:57 AM CST
Updated Dec 4, 2015 10:59 AM CST

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at age 48. His wife, Jamie Weiland, confirmed the news to the Los Angeles Times. "I can't deal with this right now," she said, crying. "It's true." Weiland's current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, had been scheduled to play at a Medina, Minn., concert venue, according to the venue's website. Sources tell TMZ that Weiland, who was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career, was found dead on his tour bus. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

Weiland "passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band," says a post on his Facebook page. "At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected." In the 1990s, the "Stone Temple Pilots mixed brooding hard-rock with Weiland's powerful, husky baritone in a way that struck a chord with the grunge generation," observes Rolling Stone. The LA Times calls him an "archetypal rock singer." (More Scott Weiland stories.)

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