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article imageScott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots fame dead at 48

By Michael Thomas     Dec 4, 2015 in Entertainment
Scott Weiland, known as the singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at the age of 48. Details of his death will be released later on Friday.
Rolling Stone confirmed Weiland's death on Friday.
A notice of his death was posted on his Instagram page, and said he passed away in his sleep at around 9 p.m. Thursday while on tour with his band the Wildabouts in Bloomington, Minn.
The group would have performed Thursday night at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minn.
Weiland was born Oct. 27, 1967 in San Jose, Calif. He gained fame as the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, who had a number of hit singles like "Vaseline" and "Plush." They released five albums between 1994 and 2001 and were disbanded until 2008, when they reformed and put out a self-titled album in 2010. Weiland was fired in 2013 and replaced with Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.
Weiland also fronted Velvet Revolver, which released two albums and featured a number of Guns N' Roses members including Duff McKagan, Slash and Matt Sorum. Weiland also put out four solo albums and a recent album with the Wildabouts.
Throughout his life, Weiland battled addiction; he was convicted of buying crack cocaine in 1995 and was charged with two DUIs in 2003 and 2007.
Those in the music industry posted tributes to Weiland on Twitter:
Weiland leaves behind two children, Noah and Lucy; his wife, Jamie Wachtel, and ex-wives Mary Forsberg and Janina Castaneda.
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