Scott Weiland Dies Aged 48

Publish Date
Sunday, 6 December 2015, 10:40AM
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Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has died, aged 48.

The rock star was found on his tour bus in Minnesota while on the road with his band, according to celebrity news website TMZ.

Weiland's Facebook page confirmed the news late on Friday afternoon.

"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 Scotts family be respected," the post read.

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts were due to play a show but the show was cancelled after Weiland was reportedly found Thursday night.

It's unclear what caused Weiland's death but he long suffered substance abuse issues.

Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots parted ways in 2013 after a brief reunion.

The band's hits include Vasoline, Interstate Love Song and Plush, which won a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.

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