Scott Weiland, former frontman of the US rock band Stone Temple Pilots, has died at the age of 48.
According to BBC, the singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed his death on Thursday night.
A statement, on Instagram, said Weiland had “passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts”.
He formed the Grammy-winning band Stone Temple Pilots, and was a member of supergroup Velvet Revolver.
TMZ is reporting Weiland’s body was discovered on his tour bus outside a motel, near the venue where the band were due to play.
Reports of Weiland’s death began to circulate after musician Dave Navarro reportedly tweeted: “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.” That tweet later appeared to have been removed.
No immediate cause of death was given in the official statement. The statement asked for “the privacy of Scott’s family be respected”.
Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, were scheduled to play at a Medina, Minnesota, concert venue, on Thursday. The event was cancelled.
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