Scott Weiland Found Dead on Tour Bus
Photo by Jamie Weiland
[Update at 10:14 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015: Scott Weiland's manager, Tom Vitorino has confirmed this story with L.A. Weekly via email, saying simply, "Scott passed away today." More updates below.]
Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died, according to multiple sources. The 48-year-old was reportedly found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota, where his band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, were scheduled to perform tonight.
Weiland's friend Dave Navarro tweeted at 9:01 p.m.: "Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight."
No further details are available at this time. Weiland had struggled with substance abuse issues for much of his career, though the exact cause of his death remains unclear at this time.
More on this story as it develops.
[Update at 10:21 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015: Scott Weiland's Facebook page has confirmed his death with the following statement: "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."]
[Update at 8:26 a.m., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015: TMZ reports that according to police dispatch audio, Weiland appeared to have died from cardiac arrest. The underlying cause of death remains undetermined.]
[Update at 11:02 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2015: After finding a substance that tested positive for cocaine on Scott Weiland's tour bus, police arrested Wildabouts bassist Tommy Black, 47, for possession of a controlled substance. The substance was found both in Weiland's bedroom and in Black's sleeping area.]
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