Scott Weiland, Velvet Underground – Stone Temple Pilots, dies

Rolling Stone Magazine reports that Scott Weiland, the instantly recognizable voice behind Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, known for his dynamic stage presence, has died. He was 48.


WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2015 – Rolling Stone Magazine reports that Scott Weiland, the instantly recognizable voice behind Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, known for his dynamic stage presence, has died. He was 48.

Weiland’s manager confirmed the news but declined to state a cause of death.

Weiland passed away in his sleep on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, according to an official Instagram post.

In addition to sharing the news of his death, it read, “At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”

TMZ reported that Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota at around 9 p.m. Thursday night while touring with his current group, the Wildabouts. The group was scheduled to perform at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota, Thursday night.

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