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Rock singer Scott Weiland 'found dead on tour bus' at age of 48

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By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
12/4/2015 (3 years ago)
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Grammy-winning vocalist sang for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver

Rock singer and Grammy-award-winning front man Scott Weiland has died at the age of 48. He had led the popular bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver to fame and fortune. He had passed away in his sleep while on his tour bus while in Bloomington, Indiana. He had fought the majority of life with drugs and alcohol.

The father-of-two was married to his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel Weiland, who confirmed his death, telling a newspaper, 'I can't deal with this right now.'

The father-of-two was married to his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel Weiland, who confirmed his death, telling a newspaper, "I can't deal with this right now."

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By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
CALIFORNIA NETWORK (https://www.youtube.com/c/californianetwork)
12/4/2015 (3 years ago)

Published in Music

Keywords: Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots, substance abuse, death, heart failure


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to first responders, Weiland had died of cardiac arrest last night. Weiland was dead on arrival as technicians came to his bus located near a Country Inn and Suites next to the Mall of America.

"Crack was front and center days before he died," according to an inside source.


Tributes to Scott Weiland have been pouring in from the music industry and his fans.

Tributes to Scott Weiland have been pouring in from the music industry and his fans.


The father-of-two was married to his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel Weiland, who confirmed his death, telling a newspaper, "I can't deal with this right now."

Weiland first gained notoriety with the Southern California band Stone Temple Pilots in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

"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," his Facebook page read.

"At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott's family be respected."

His current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, was to play a show in nearby Medina, Minnesota. 

Tributes to Weiland have been pouring in from the music industry and his fans.

Writer and director Judd Apatow tweeted, "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."

Additional concern surrounded Weiland's wife and children. Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx said, "I hope it wasn't drugs. The saddest part of the story is his kids and family being left behind."

Weiland was known to have struggled with heroin addiction. He was sent to jail in 1999 after being hospitalized with a heroin overdose and violating his probation for possession of the drug.

He had recently bragged in an interview that didn't have "a needle in my arm in thirteen years.

"Overcoming my addiction to heroin was the hardest thing I've ever done, and I'm damn proud of the fact that the time in my life when drugs were stronger than my commitment to my health is so far behind me, and always will be."

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