Breaking News: Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver Rocker Scott Weiland Has Been Found Dead.
The singer who was 48 years old, was found on his tour bus in Minnesota on Thursday night Dec 3rd, just prior to a performance with his band The Wildabouts. The show was cancelled without explanation, and fans were offered refunds.
Weiland’s Facebook page confirmed the terrible news, which read: “Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”
Guitar player and friend, Dave Navarro was amongst the first to respond to the news, and tweeted, “Our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.” He has since deleted the post.
Weiland and his band were currently in the middle of a tour and were scheduled to perform in Nevada and California later this month.
Weiland’s struggles with substance abuse have been well documented over the years and has been a major cause of concern throughout much of his career.
After co-founding Stone Temple Pilots in the early 1990s he gained success with the albums, Core and Purple and also had hits with singles like “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song”.
Scott Weiland was born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967 in San Jose, California. His name was changed to Weiland after he was adopted by his stepfather, David Weiland, when he was five.
Scott’s contribution to Rock”n” Roll will be truly missed.
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