Scott Weiland dead at the age of 48

The former Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver frontman was found dead on his tour bus

Sad news to report late Thursday night (12/3) as former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has died. Many news outlets are reporting that the singer was found dead on his tour bus earlier tonight before he was to take the stage with his band The Wildabouts in Minnesota. Nearly an hour later, Weiland’s camp confirmed the unfortunate news.

“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 official Facebook page confirms. “At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”

Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro first tweeted the news, “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.”

Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose also tweeting about the news, “Scott Weiland gone at 48. What a Fkn shame. Another great talent gone too soon. Rip Scott.”

The singer famously battled substance abuse for years. No word on what caused the death.

More details as they become available!

Other celebrities reacting via Twitter include Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx & Tommy Lee, Ryan Adams, Eddie Trunk and more.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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