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UPDATE: More Details Coming In On Death Of Scott Weiland

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.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

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."

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.