UPDATE 12/4/2015 7:00 PM EST: Wildabouts guitarist Tommy Black has been arrested for 5th degree felony possession of drugs.
Per TMZ, a small amount of cocaine was found by police in Black’s bunk area of the Wildabouts’ tour bus where Scott Weiland was found dead. It is also being reported that cocaine was also found in Weiland’s bunk area, as well.
UPDATE 12/4/2015 2:40 PM EST: Jamie Weiland, wife of Scott Weiland, has denied recent claims that her late husband was using drugs at the time of his death.
Speaking to TMZ, Jamie says that Scott "had not been doing any drugs for years" but has been drinking socially.
Reports are saying that drugs were found on Scott's tour bus where he was found dead, but Jamie says that if there were drugs, they were not Scott's.
UPDATE 12/4/2015 11:45 AM EST: The 911 dispatch audio between the Bloomington, Minn. Police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department has been released which confirm Weiland died from cardiac arrest but its cause has yet to be determined.
Weiland was reportedly found unresponsive in his tour bus in a hotel parking lot.
Reports are also surfacing via TMZ that Weiland had been using crack cocaine in the days leading up to his death, despite the singer's decades-long struggle with heroin addiction.
Weiland is survived by his wife, Jamie, and his two children, Noah and Lucy, from his ex-wife Mary Forsberg.
Shocking and sad news to report out of the rock world as Scott Weiland, best known for being the frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at the age of 48.
News of Weiland’s passing started to go viral shortly after Dave Navarro wrote in a since deleted tweet, "Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight. Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner shortly tweeted his condolences there after, with Weiland's wife, Jamie, confirming the unfortunate news to The Los Angeles Times in a statement, "I can't deal with this right now. It's true."
RIP Scott Weiland
— Dave Kushner (@davekushner66) December 4, 2015
Around 1 AM EST, the following message was posted to the singer's Facebook page:
"Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected."
News of Weiland's death has lead to many paying tribute to the singer via social media.
RIP Scott Weiland Universe, please take care of him. https://t.co/sNXVIPl2jA
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 4, 2015
I'm Devastated to hear Scott Weiland has passed away, my prayers are with him and his family, he was one of the best to do it
— Adelitas Way (@adelitasway) December 4, 2015
R.I.P. Scott Weiland
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) December 4, 2015
Extremely saddened to have read Scott Weiland passed. Such a gifted performer. My thoughts are with your loved ones,friends & fans.
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) December 4, 2015
Horrible news about Scott Weiland. Great talent. RIP.
— jim florentine (@Mrjimflorentine) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland was just found dead on his tour bus :(. Very sad
— Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) December 4, 2015
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott Weiland passing. He was a once of a kind epic force onstage. thoughts are w his family #RIPScottWeiland
— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) December 4, 2015
Oh no. Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots/ Velvet Revolver found dead on tour bus in Minnesota. 48. Rest In Peace https://t.co/5txXPuJWgO
— Martha Quinn (@MarthaQuinn) December 4, 2015
We remember Scott Weiland. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/DQaGAsJMhy
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) December 4, 2015
Very sorry to hear about Scott Weiland. He was a captivating frontman who had a gift for writing great melodies. RIP
— Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy) December 4, 2015
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) December 4, 2015
RIP SCOTT Weiland. A legend...to the end. Deepest sympathies go to his family and the DeLeo Bros.
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland.
One of rock music's most influential and memorable front men Scott Weiland, so sad to lose him… https://t.co/LWwFNBr0Ch
— AREJAY HALE (@AREJAYHALE) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland. Thoughts and condolences to his family, friends and listeners. Sending love and light
— Brandon Boyd (@mybrandonboyd) December 4, 2015
R.I.P. Scott Weiland
— Joe Satriani (@chickenfootjoe) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland. May you be at peace and thank you for your music, Scott.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) December 4, 2015
R.I.P. SCOTT WEILAND. Wow! Just wow!!!
— Rikki Rockett (@RikkiRockett) December 4, 2015
So sad to hear about Scott Weiland. Massive fan of his voice& presence. I once sang "Slither" onstage during my 1st battle of the bands. RIP
— Andy Biersack (@AndyBVB) December 4, 2015
Rest in peace Scott.
— Buckcherry (@Buckcherry) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott's passing.I hope it wasn't drugs.The saddest part of the story is his kids and family being left behind. RIP
— ❌ Nikki Sixx ❌ (@NikkiSixx) December 4, 2015
— Chris Kael (@5FDPChrisKael) December 4, 2015
In shock. Weiland. Not sure what happened but we just lost a good one. My love and thoughts are with his family and his colleagues.
— BILLY MORRISON (@BillyMorrison) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland. Better times. pic.twitter.com/Mp8R4bH4XN
— Rick Nielsen (@CheapTrickRick) December 4, 2015
We are sad to hear about the passing of Scott Weiland. Our thoughts are with his family & Friends today. https://t.co/kvBCvwcTCc
— FOGHAT (@FOGHAT) December 4, 2015
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