Manager: Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Weiland dead at 48

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

MEDINA, Minn. — Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48.

The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed the death to The Associated Press early Friday morning. Vitorino said he learned of Weiland’s death from his tour manager but did not provide further details.

Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, was scheduled to play at a Medina, Minnesota, concert venue, according to the venue’s website. The website showed the event was canceled.

Local authorities couldn’t immediately be reached for comment by the AP.

Weiland was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career.

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