Scott Weiland was found dead at 48 on Thursday night, his manager confirmed to ET.
The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was touring with his new band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, when he was found dead on his tour bus.
“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,” read an announcement on the rocker’s Instagram page. “At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”
Rockers including former Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro took to Twitter to express their condolences.
“Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died,” Navarro wrote. “So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.”
— The Viper Room (@theVIPERroom)December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland— Dave Kushner (@davekushner66)December 4, 2015
Really sorry to hear about Scott Weiland.— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic)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
Deeply saddened to hear about the loss of #scottweiland my thoughts are with his family. ]]]]>😔