TMZ Rock star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota … TMZ has learned. Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts … they were supposed to play the Medina Ballroom tonight, but the show was cancelled. A source connected to the band tells us Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 PM. Police surrounded the bus, which was parked outside a motel in the town of Bloomington, MN. The Hennepin County Coroner now has Weiland’s body. The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver famously battled substance abuse for years. We’re told he died in his sleep but it’s unclear what caused his death. Scott was 48.
Sad but not unexpected news this morning as rock star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus at the age of 48. Weiland was best known as lead signer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvot Revolver, but also for his much publicized battle with drug addiction, and struggles with sobriety. Weiland is the voice of many of the most popular rock songs of the last 20 years, but he also destroyed great bands with his drug use, and was unable to perform at many concerts because he was too wasted. Scott Weiland was a true rock star, he partied like one, lived like one and died like one. Rest in peace Scott Weiland.