Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer Scott Weiland Has Died
The post on Scott’s Facebook page contains the following message:
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.
I saw Scott Weiland perform many times and those were some of my favorite concerts of all time. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott Weiland passing. He was a once of a kind epic force onstage. thoughts are w his family #RIPScottWeiland
— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) December 4, 2015
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) December 4, 2015
Weiland’s passing occurred during his tour with his band, The Wildabouts, who were slated to perform in both Reno, Nevada and Napa, California later this month.
A prominent figure from the ‘90s grunge music movement, Weiland suffered from long-time substance abuse issues, including heroin addiction.
Since the announcement on Facebook, remembrances have been posted from all over the world by fans.