Rocker Scott Weiland Found Dead At 48
Rocker Scott Weiland was found dead Thursday night (Dec. 3). He was just 48 years old.
According to TMZ, Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota at around 9 p.m., while touring with his current band the Wildabouts.
The band was in town for a scheduled performance at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota Thursday night.
An Instagram post on his official account confirmed that he passed away in his sleep on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota. In addition to sharing the news of his death, it read, "At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott's family be respected."
Weiland rose to fame in the 1990s, as the frontman for multi-platinum rock band, Stone Temple Pilots. After a successful run with STP, he continued his run of success in 2002 when he joined Velvet Revolver.
Despite his success, he struggled with addiction and bipolar disorder. In his 2011 memoir, Not Dead & Not for Sale, he revealed that he was sexually assaulted by a high school senior him when was 12. Then, while still in high school, he began experimenting with alcohol and drug. Throughout his career, Weiland continued living a wild and reckless lifestyle, using everything from heroin to crack cocaine.