R.I.P. Scott Weiland

The Audio Mug | December 04, 2015 - 3:24 am
Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Former frontman for the highly influenced alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland has reported died at age 48. Weiland’s manager took on his Instagram, mentioning him died in his sleep at a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota last night on his tour bus at 9PM, before his current touring band, the Wildabouts, was scheduled to play a show in Bloomington’s Medina Ballroom. The cause of death has not been revealed yet.

UPDATED: According to TMZ, Weiland died in his sleep of cardiac arrest per reports from the first responder audio.
According to the audio, Scott — seen here in Toronto 2 days before his death in a pic with a fan — was not breathing and dispatchers conveyed the musician appeared to have gone into cardiac arrest.

Hear that phone call below.

UPDATED (12/18/15):
Toxicology reports obtained by TMZ have shown the cause of Scott Weiland’s death: an overdose on cocaine, MDA (a form of ecstasy), and alcohol. The report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner also mentioned that heart disease and asthma were “significant” factors, as was Weiland’s “multi-substance dependence.” The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman had a history of addiction.

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