Weiland was found dead on December 3rd on his tour bus
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota, where former Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in early December, has revealed that the singer died of a toxic mix of drugs that included cocaine, ethanol and the amphetamine MDA.
The medical examiner also noted a history of cardiovascular disease, asthma and multi-substance dependence. The report states that Weiland’s death was at 8:27 pm and that the death was accidental.
Weiland was on tour with his band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, when his body was discovered in a bedroom on the back of the tour bus. The group had been scheduled to play a show in Bloomington, Minnesota on December 3rd when Weiland was found unresponsive.
Police said they found a small amount of cocaine in Weiland’s bedroom and elsewhere on the tour bus, and arrested Wildabouts bassist and The Viper Room manager, Tommy Black, two days later and held him briefly for fifth degree felony possession of a controlled substance. According to the Associated Press, Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley said authorities won’t pursue a drug charge against Black because it would be too difficult to prove the drugs belonged to him.
Weiland, who’s had a long string of drug and alcohol-related arrests and stints in rehab, was 48 years old. He shot to shame as the front man for one of rock’s biggest alternative bands, Stone Temple Pilots, and then went on to front the supergroup Velvet Revolver featuring Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner in 2002. He formed Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts in 2014 after leaving Stone Temple Pilots for the second and final time.
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