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Scott Weiland, Former Lead Singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Dead at 48

by Meredith B. Kile 9:21 AM PST, December 03, 2015
Playing Scott Weiland, Former Lead Singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Dead at 48

Scott Weiland was found dead at 48 on Thursday night, his manager confirmed to ET.

The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was touring with his new band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, when he was found dead on his tour bus.

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"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," read an announcement on the rocker's Instagram page. "At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected."

Fellow rock stars, including former Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, took to Twitter to express their condolences.

“Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died,” Navarro wrote. “So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.”

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