Medical Examiner: Singer Scott Weiland Died of Accidental Multiple-Drug Overdose


Two weeks after the death of former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, the Hennepin County, Minnesota Medical Examiner announced the troubled singer died of accidental drug overdose.

Weiland, 48, was found unresponsive on his band’s tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Dec. 3. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

According to a press release obtained by Fox9 in Minneapolis, Weiland was killed by “mixed drug toxicity” and had evidence of multiple drugs in his system, including cocaine, ethanol, and ecstasy (MDA).

The medical examiner’s report also lists atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, a history of asthma, and drug dependence as “significant conditions.”

The singer had publicly battled drug addiction for most of his two-decade career. He was convicted of buying crack cocaine in 1995 and sentenced to probation. He was twice arrested for driving under the influence, in 2003 and again in 2007.

Weiland also previously struggled with a heroin addiction.

Tommy Black, the guitarist for Weiland’s band The Wildabouts, was reportedly arrested and charged with felony drug possession for cocaine found on the tour bus where Weiland died.


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