Scott Weiland Died Of Accidental Drug Overdose At Stone Temple Pilots

Initial reports suggested Scott Weiland passed away from a cardiac arrest, but the Hennepin County Medical Examiner has since declared his cause of death was drug-related.

DB reports that the singer’s heart disease and asthma also played a major role in his death, as did his past dependency on drugs and addiction issues.

3 death on a tour bus was due to an accidental overdose of cocaine, ethanol and MDA. The band’s 1992 debut album, “Core”, sold 8 million units.

Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland. These arrests rehab stints led to the breakup of the Stone Temple Pilots in 2003. He was on the road with his band, The Wildabouts.

Weiland, 48, was found dead on December 3 after dying in his sleep on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minneapolis. But Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley said authorities won’t pursue a drug charge against the man because it would be too hard to prove the drugs belonged to him.

Weiland had acknowledged a long history of cocaine and heroin abuse. He was jailed in 1999 for violating his probation after being convicted of heroin possession in 1998, and four years later was sentenced to three years’ probation for drug possession.


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