Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland dead at 48

Scott Weiland poses for a portrait during South By Southwest on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Austin, TX. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

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. It did not give a reason.

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

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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