Ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has passed away, age 48. His body was found last night in the tour bus of his latest venture The Wildabouts:
No official cause of death has yet been announced, although his wife Jamie has confirmed his death.
An official statement says reads; ‘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’.
We at Dead Press! send our condolences to Scott Weilands friends and family.
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