Scott Weiland has passed away. The sad news was first broken via a tweet posted by friend and fellow rocker Dave Navarro on Thursday night, December 3. “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight,” he wrote.
then reported that the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota at around 9 P.M. He and his latest band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts were supposed to perform at the Medina Ballroom that night. The show has now been canceled.
Weiland, who also once fronted Velvet Revolver, died at the age of 48. Prior to his passing, he had suffered from substance abuse issues for years. However, it’s still unclear if his substance abuse has something to do with his death or not.
Weiland also made headlines back in 2013 after he got fired from Stone Temple Pilots. He and his former bandmates were embroiled in legal drama following his departure. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington was hired by the remaining STP members to replace the lead singer.