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Rocker Scott Weiland, Former Lead Singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Dead at 48

Dec 4, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“Scott Weiland, the dynamic stage presence and instantly recognizable voice behind Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died,” Rolling Stone reports. “He was 48. Weiland’s manager confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.”

Weiland reportedly died in his sleep while on tour in Bloomington, Minn., with his band the Wildabouts. Details about his death were expected to be released today.

Weiland was reportedly found dead on his tour bus at about 9 p.m. Thursday.

Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction tweeted shortly after midnight: “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.”

Weiland had a long-running, highly public struggle with addiction, and reportedly was convicted of buying crack cocaine in 1995. He also reportedly had two DUI convictions, in 2003 and 2007.

Here’s a sample of Weiland’s work with Stone Temple Pilots:

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