Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died aged 48.
According to reports, the vocalist passed away in his sleep while on tour with his band, The Wildabouts, in Minnesota. A post on Scott’s Instagram account 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.”
Scott’s wife, Jamie, also confirmed the news to the LA Times: “I can’t deal with this right now. It’s true.”