Weiland's official Facebook page confirmed the news of his death on Thursday. He was 48 years old. The statement read, "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."
TMZ reports that Weiland died from cardiac arrest, which they discovered via communications between Bloomington Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department. Although, the site notes that the underlying cause of Weiland's death has not been determined.
Celebrities have reacted to the news with great sadness. Among those who commented on Weiland's passing was Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.
Foster the People also paid their respects to the late rocker.
Just heard some news that broke my heart. May heavens doors be wide open for you friend. #RIPScottWeiland— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) December 4, 2015
As did multiple other celebs who took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Scott Weiland. fame fortune millions of records sold. addicted to drugs, divorced, unhappy touring and dead at 48. So sad. Rest in peace.— Steve Brookstein (@stevebrookstein) December 4, 2015
R.I.P., Scott Weiland. https://t.co/79pNWtklQ3— Ciara Price (@Ciara_Price) December 4, 2015
Evanescence's Amy Lee also tweeted about the heartbreaking news.
Such terribly sad news to wake up to. Sweet dreams, #scottweiland . Let there be healing for all the people who love you.— Amy Lee (@AmyLeeEV) December 4, 2015
Nikki Sixx tweeted about Weiland, and how he "hoped it wasn't drugs." According to People magazine, Weiland revealed his substance abuse issues in his memoir Not Dead & Not For Sale.
Sad to hear about Scott's passing.I hope it wasn't drugs.The saddest part of the story is his kids and family being left behind. RIP— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) December 4, 2015
Really sad to hear about Scott Weiland. He was a great frontman and performer. Love to to his band mates and family. Lost another legend.— Ben Kowalewicz (@BenKowalewiczBT) December 4, 2015
Our thoughts are with Weiland's family and friends during this sad time.
Scott Weiland's wife, Jamie, spoke out about his death on Friday morning, insisting that he was not on drugs when he died.
Sources insist that there were drugs found on his bus, but Jamie told TMZ that the drugs were not his and, though he was drinking recreationally, he was clean.
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