Reports are in, and it seems that former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was keeping his drug use a secret from his wife. The coroner’s report indicate that Weiland’s history of substance abuse, combined with asthma, contributed to his death while on the road with his band. To many friends and associates, this does not come as a surprise, but it seems his current wife truly thought he was clean.
According to the Inquisitr, Jamie Weiland, Scott Weiland’s current wife, says that her husband was drinking, but that was all. She insisted that his drug days were behind him, and though he was on tour, he was not using drugs. She knew he had had addiction problems in the past, including heroin, but no more. She was incredibly defensive of any suggestion that Weiland was back to being a user. She believed his death was simply a heart attack.
TMZ is reporting that Scott Weiland died of an overdose of several drugs, including MDMA, cocaine, and alcohol.
“The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says the results show he OD’d on cocaine, MDA… which is old school Ecstasy… and booze.”
The autopsy also said that “multi-drug dependency” also played a big role.
“As we first reported… police also found Xanax, sleeping pills, Viagra, and meds to treat bipolar disorder on the bus — but those drugs did not play a factor in his death.”
According to Billboard, the manner of death was accidental, as it was an unattended drug overdose.
“Weiland, 48, passed away in Minnesota on Thursday, Dec. 3 while on tour with his band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman’s funeral was held in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 10.”
The coroner also stated that on-going issues with asthma were also a complication.
“Other significant conditions are noted as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma and multi-substance dependence.”
Entertainment Weekly says that the night the police found Weiland’s body, there were a plethora of drugs found on the tour bus.
“After his death, Bloomington police revealed they had found cocaine on the Wildabouts’ tour bus and they arrested bassist Tommy Black for possession. He was released on Dec. 5.”
Though Jamie Weiland stated that Scott Weiland was clean at the time of his death, former wife Mary Forsberg seemed to believe overdose was certainly a factor, and that Weiland had given up on being a parent to the couple’s two children.
“Over the last few years, I could hear his sadness and confusion when he’d call me late into the night, often crying about his inability to separate himself from negative people and bad choices,” she wrote.
She was saddened and spoke on behalf of their children.
“I won’t say he can rest now, or that he’s in a better place. He belongs with his children barbecuing in the backyard and waiting for a Notre Dame game to come on. We are angry and sad about this loss, but we are most devastated that he chose to give up.”
At the time of his death, Weiland had been touring with his current band, the Wildabouts. He is survived by his two children with Forsberg and his wife, Jamie Weiland.
Do you think Scott Weiland had just gone back to drug use or do you think he had been using for a while?
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