Scott Weiland, the ex-frontman for the rock band Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota on Thursday. He was 48.
We remember Scott Weiland. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/DQaGAsJMhy
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) December 4, 2015
On tour with his new band, the Wildabouts, Reuters reports Scott Weiland died of cardiac arrest in his sleep.
Weiland was born in California and openly admitted to an ongoing history of cocaine and heroin abuse. He was kicked out of the Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 for what his bandmates deemed “destructive behavior.”
— People magazine (@people) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland symbolized the grunge look of the 1990s, with “growling vocals” and his dyed red hair.
Several noted musicians and celebrities have expressed their sadness over Scott Weiland’s passing via Twitter.
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) December 4, 2015
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) December 4, 2015
I saw Scott Weiland perform many times and those were some of my favorite concerts of all time. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 4, 2015
So sad to hear of #ScottWeiland passing …rip
— orianthi (@orianthi) December 4, 2015
R.I.P. Scott Weiland
— Joe Satriani (@chickenfootjoe) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland is survived by two children and his ex-wife, Mary Forsburg. She wrote in her 2009 memoir–titled Fall to Pieces–that she and Weiland once took a limo to rehab, together.
Scott Weiland’s debut album with the Wildabouts debuted earlier in 2015.