Scott Weiland's sudden death is certainly personal for actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
The 38-year-old actress, who starred in the Stone Temple Pilots' 1999 music video for "Sour Girl," reacted to Weiland's death on Friday. Weiland, 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 on Thursday night.
"#RIPScottWeiland, your music will live and your demons will leave ❤ your #sourgirl," Gellar tweeted, alongside a screen shot of the two.
More celebs have expressed their sadness on social media about Weiland's death, including a number of his fellow musicians.
Extremely saddened to have read Scott Weiland passed. Such a gifted performer. My thoughts are with your loved ones,friends & fans.— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland was a great guy super talented..I played on shows with STP & Velvet Revolver & he owned the stage! RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) December 4, 2015
#Scottweiland had a rock&roll heart which is a beautiful and dangerous thing.it's terrible he died so soon. My best to his family and mates— Stephan Jenkins (@stephanjenkins) December 4, 2015
I saw Scott Weiland perform many times and those were some of my favorite concerts of all time. My thoughts are with his family and friends.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 4, 2015
Just heard some news that broke my heart. May heavens doors be wide open for you friend. #RIPScottWeiland— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland Universe, please take care of him. https://t.co/sNXVIPl2jA— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott's passing.I hope it wasn't drugs.The saddest part of the story is his kids and family being left behind. RIP— ❌ Nikki Sixx ❌ (@NikkiSixx) December 4, 2015
According to a post on Weiland's Instagram page, the rocker "passed away in his sleep" while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota. He was 48 years old.
"At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected," the statement reads.
Weiland is survived by his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel, and his two children from his previous marriage to model Mary Forsberg, 15-year-old Noah, and 13-year-old Lucy.