Scott Weiland dies age 48 – Facebook statement

Rock singer Scott Weiland, the troubled ex-frontman of the band Stone Temple Pilots, died during a tour stop with his new band the Wildabouts in Minnesota, according to a statement posted to his Facebook page. Linda So reports.

(Reuters) – Grammy Award-winning rocker Scott Weiland has died at the age of 48.

A statement posted on his Facebook page on Friday said the singer had passed away in his sleep.

Weiland was on a tour stop with his band the Wildabouts in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

The former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver came to symbolise the early ’90s grunge era.

He lent his famous growly vocals to guitar-heavy hits such as “Plush” and “Interstate Love Song”.

But Weiland’s long history of substance abuse sometimes resulted in what was called “destructive behaviour” by his bandmates.

Juliette Lewis and Blink 182’s Travis Barker were just some musicians who took to Twitter to pay tribute to Weiland.

Weiland is survived by two children with his ex-wife Mary Forsberg.