After a long battle with drug and alcohol abuse, Scott Weiland has passed away at the age of 48.
Weiland, who was in Toronto this past week died in his sleep on his tour bus. Weiland fronted the hugely popular 90s grunge band Stone Temple Pilots and followed that up with a string of less successful projects including his solo work, Velvet Revolver, and Art of Anarchy.
The news broke this morning afterJane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navvaro tweeted: “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight,” which was promptly deleted NME reports. Weiland’s Facebook page confirmed the news early Friday Morning (December 4th).
Tributes have been pouring in over social media, some of which are below:
Its not my loss, its our loss. Send your thoughts toward the family! https://t.co/Ojv1QYABmg
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland Universe, please take care of him. https://t.co/sNXVIPl2jA
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 4, 2015
Really sorry to hear about Scott Weiland.
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland
— Dave Kushner (@davekushner66) December 4, 2015
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott Weiland passing. He was a once of a kind epic force onstage. thoughts are w his family #RIPScottWeiland
— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) December 4, 2015
Oh no Scott Weiland. I am very sad. So many moments spent listening to him sing in my headphones. Thoughts be with his Family and Friends.
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) December 4, 2015
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
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
— The Strombo Show (@TheStromboShow) December 4, 2015
So long Scott, thanks for the music.