Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer Scott Weiland Dead At 48

The musician was found dead on his tour bus.

04/12/2015 5:14 PM AEDT | Updated 05/12/2015 5:13 AM AEDT

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died on Thursday. Cause of death was not released. He was 48. 

Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro shared news of the musician's death on Twitter Friday morning:

Weiland's death was confirmed in a statement on his Facebook page shortly after.

Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while...

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According to TMZ, the musician was found dead on his tour bus ahead of the show his most recent band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, was scheduled to perform at the Medina Entertainment Center in Minnesota.

The singer rose to fame as the frontman of the Grammy Award-winning Stone Temple Pilots, whose hits include "Interstate Love Song," ''Plush," and "Vasoline."

When the band broke up in 2003, Weiland went on to front Velvet Revolver, the supergroup that featured former members of Guns N' Roses, including guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, The Associated Press reported. STP reunited in 2008 and split again five years later.

Weiland struggled with substance abuse issues for years, and had a long string of drug- and alcohol-related arrests and stints in rehab. His addiction contributed to STP's 2003 breakup.

In March, Wildabouts guitarist Jeremy Brown died at 34 as a result of multiple drug intoxication, according to the coroner's report.

News of Weiland's death was met with an outpouring of grief as many friends and musicians paid tribute to the singer on social media. On Friday afternoon, Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan shared a statement on behalf of the entire group on Instagram: 


Members of the Stone Temple Pilots also remembered their former bandmate in a post on Facebook:

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This article has been updated to include statements from his former bandmates.