Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Dead at 48

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at the age of 48.

The singer's manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed the death to The Associated Press early Friday morning. Vitorino said he learned of Weiland's death from his tour manager. He did not provide further details but referenced a statement on Weiland's Facebook page.

"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."

The statement said Weiland, who was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Weiland's current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, had been scheduled to play a show in nearby Medina, Minnesota, according to a local venue's website. The website showed the event was canceled. It did not give a reason.

Weiland's wife, Jamie Weiland, also confirmed his death to the Los Angeles Times.

"I can't deal with this right now," she said, sobbing. "It's true."



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Date: Dec 04, 2015
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