It is being widely reported this morning that former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has passed away overnight.
“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.”
Weiland is best known for his work with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.
The cause of Weiland’s death is not yet known but CBC News reports that Weiland had a long and very public struggle with drug addiction.
Weiland’s latest band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, had been scheduled to perform Thursday evening in Minnesota. According to Medina Entertainment Center, the concert was canceled and refunds were to be issued. No reason was given for the cancellation.
Weiland’s death is the second to hit his band this year. Guitarist Jeremy Brown died of multiple drug intoxication March 30, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Brown’s death came the day before the band released its debut album. He was 34.