The County Medical Examiner of Hennepin, a short distance from where Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus, has determined that the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver lead vocalist died of an overdose citing the drugs, cocaine, ethanol, and MDA [methylenedioxyamphetamine a drug chemically related to ecstasy]. Other tests also revealed signs of heart disease and asthma.
Weiland’s very public fight with drug abuse spurred the members of STP to let Weiland go in February 2013 even though they had joined forces again, just three years prior, to tour and put out another LP.
In the interim, STP hired Chester Bennington, lead vocalist for Linkin Park. They went on together to release an EP entitled, High Rise, which garnered them critical acclaim.
Though Weiland’s demons got the better of him, he was not just a celluloid character but also a human being, a family man and a talent who will be sorely missed by all.