Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland dead at 48
MEDINA, Minn. — Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48.
The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed the death Thursday night to The Associated Press. Vitorino said he learned of Weiland’s death from his tour manager but did not provide further details.
Police now say they found cocaine in Weiland’s bedroom on his tour bus.
Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, was scheduled to play at a Medina, Minnesota, concert venue, according to the venue’s website. The website showed the event was canceled.
Local authorities couldn’t immediately be reached for comment by AP.
Weiland was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career.