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Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland 'dies at 48'

Published 04/12/2015 | 07:51

Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at the age of 48.

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The singer's manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed the death on Thursday night.

Mr 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 cancelled.

Weiland was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career.

He came to fame as the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Stone Temple Pilots, whose hits include Interstate Love Song, Plush and Vasoline.

The band broke up in 2003 and Weiland went on to front Velvet Revolver, whose members included former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Among that group's hits was Fall to Pieces.

The Stone Temple Pilots eventually reunited in 2008 before breaking up again in 2013.

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