Scott Weiland was found dead while on tour with his band The Wildabouts at 48 years of age.
Scott Weiland, the front man and lead singer of the bands, Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and the latest The Wildabouts was found dead. The death was confirmed on his Facebook page this morning i.e. 4th December. The post confirmed that the singer had passed away in his sleep. He was touring with his band The Wildabouts and were currently in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The Bloomington, Minnesota Police Department issued a statement of their own at 11:15 p.m. They detailed their own account of the events. The statement noted that officers of the department responded to a report of an unresponsive adult male on December 3rd at 8:22 p.m. The male was in a recreational motor vehicle which was located in the 2200 block of Killebrew Drive.
The report states that the officers arrived on the scene and determined the adult male had deceased. The identification of the deceased was not made however the address seems to correspond to a local Country Inn & Suites hotel.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing their investigations. They will update the circumstances of death soon.
Weiland recently turned 48 and had a track record of drug use and abuse. He first started his band the Stone Temple Pilots with his brothers, Robert and Dean DeLeo. The band became successful in the 1990s.
Their career ranged across their debut album Core which topped at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. That was followed by bigger achievement a year later in 1994, when the band released the No. 1 album Purple.
The album listed some of their hit songs including “Big Empty,” “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song.” The band then split due to inner conflicts and Scott formed a new band called the Velvet Revolver with former Guns N' Roses members Slash (guitars), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). The band released an album called Contraband in June 2004 and another in 2007 called Libertad.
Scott has a lower key growl of a voice which was a favourite in the post grunge, rock alternative genre. The singer also got in trouble with the law over possession and use of drugs and DUIs.
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The family of the singer has requested for privacy in their time of grieving.