Scott Weiland Dead?

Reports are emerging from the US today that former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has died.

We broke news of his Wildabouts guitarist Jeremy Brown’s untimely death earlier this year, so we’ll try to confirm these reports as soon as possible.

Wikipedia has already been changed to reflect the news:

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Friend and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro posted this on Twitter:

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Update: It’s not looking like an internet rumour or account hack. The Viper Room just posted this on Facebook:

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Update: While we’re loathe to rely on gossip sites, TMZ has reported the following:

“Rock star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota … TMZ has learned.

Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts … they were supposed to play the Medina Ballroom tonight, but the show was cancelled.

A source connected to the band tells us Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 PM — presumably, shortly before the band was to go on.

The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver famously battled substance abuse for years. It’s unclear right now what caused his death.

Scott was 48.

Story developing …”