Scott Weiland, former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead on December 3. Now a transcript of the 911 call reveals he was found “stiff” on his tour bus.
According to a report from Page Six, Scott Weiland died of a combination of drugs and alcohol. He was 48.
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In the 911 transcript, provided by the Associated Press, the caller tells a Bloomington dispatcher that Scott Weiland was “stiff” and “not moving.”
“I think he’s dead,” the caller said, asking for an ambulance to be sent anyway. “No, he’s not breathing.”
The caller added that Scott Weiland was “hard as a rock right now, not, not moving” as another dispatcher began telling the caller to do chest compressions on the singer. There was no heart defibrillator on the tour bus, according to the caller.
Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts were scheduled to perform in Medina, Minnesota on December 3. The show was cancelled a week ahead of time, however, for lack of ticket sales.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says Scott Weiland had cocaine, alcohol and the amphetamine MDA–similar to ecstasy–in his system. The medical examiner also noted Weiland had a history of cardiovascular disease, asthma, and multi-substance dependence. His death was ruled accidental.
Even though Scott Weiland was married to his third wife, Jamie Wachtel, at the time of his death, his second ex-wife, Mary Forsberg has filed papers to become the legal executor of his estate. Forsberg is the mother of Scott Weiland’s two children–15-year-old son Noah, and 13-year-old daughter Lucy. There is over $2 million in assets in Scott Weiland’s estate.
Scott Weiland — Will Filed … Ex-Wife Wants to Call the Shots https://t.co/Twzf6syDix
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Mary Forsberg penned a letter in Rolling Stone magazine following Weiland’s death, begging people not to “glorify” the tragedy of Scott Weiland’s passing.
“The truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope,” she wrote, including thoughts from her children as well.
A hearing date set for February 5 should determine whether or not Mary Forsberg will be named executor.
Do you expect Jamie Wachtel will contest Forsberg’s request to become executor of Scott Weiland’s estate?