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R.I.P. Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver)

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December 3, 2015

Rock Star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on December 3, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota, before he and his band The Wildabouts were scheduled to go on stage. He was 48.

Police searched Weiland's tour bus and confirmed there were small amounts of cocaine in the bedroom where Weiland was discovered dead.

Police also found prescription drugs including Xanax, Buprenorphine, Ziprasidone, Viagra, and sleeping pills on the tour bus.

Additionally, two bags of cocaine were found and a bag of a green leafy substance.

Despite the discovery of drugs, no underlying cause of death was immediately given, although the medical examiner later determined it to be an accidental overdose of cocaine, ethanol, and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA); the examiner's office also noted his atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma, and prolonged substance abuse in its report.

News of Weiland's death quickly spread throughout the internet with many of his fellow musical peers, including his former band members along with fans and music critics throughout the world sharing their condolences, tributes and memories.

Weiland's ex-wife Mary Forsberg, released an open letter about her ex-husband, his addictions and not being a good father to their children:

"I won't say he can rest now, or that he's in a better place. He belongs with his children barbecuing in the backyard and waiting for a Notre Dame game to come on. We are angry and sad about this loss, but we are most devastated that he chose to give up. Let's choose to make this the first time we don't glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don't have to come with it."

A small funeral for Weiland was held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Mary Forsberg and the two children were not in attendance, later having a private ceremony in honor of Weiland.

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