Drama Lurks Over Scott Weiland's Will

His ex-wife wants to be named executor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2016 11:31 AM CST
Drama Lurks Over Scott Weiland's Will
In this Aug. 24, 2007 file photo, singer Scott Weiland performs with his band Velvet Revolver at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pa.   (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File)

Scott Weiland's death could end up just as fraught as his life. The late Stone Temple Pilots frontman's ex-wife, Mary Forsberg, has filed court documents in an attempt to be named executor of Weiland's will, People reports. Forsberg is the mother of Weiland's two kids, but Weiland had been married to his third wife, Jamie Wachtel, since 2013 at the time of his death. Forsberg says Weiland himself named her executor, and she filed a signed copy of his 2007 will as proof, TMZ reports.

But, as the gossip site notes, their marriage was falling apart right around that time, and Weiland was "in the throes of addiction." Wachtel could contest the filing. Weiland's estate is reportedly worth around $2 million, and there's also a trust with undisclosed assets that the singer created while he was alive. A hearing will be held on Feb. 5. (Click for Forsberg's wrenching essay on Weiland's death.)

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