Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has died.
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.
As did multiple other celebs who took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Evanescence’s Amy Lee also tweeted about the heartbreaking news.
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.
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.