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Scott Weiland's Cause of Death Revealed

Scott Weiland, the former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots, died earlier this month and his cause of death has been revealed.

The musician died at age 48 due to a “mixed drug toxicity: cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA). Other significant conditions are noted as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma and multi-substance dependence. Manner of death is accident,” according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Scott was on tour with his band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts when he was found dead on his tour bus on December 3 while in Minnesota.

Scott Weiland's Ex on His Death: 'Don't Glorify This Tragedy'

After Scott Weiland‘s sudden death last week, his ex wife Mary Forsberg Weiland has written an open letter with specific regards to their kids, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13.

“We don’t want to downplay Scott‘s amazing talent, presence or his ability to light up any stage with brilliant electricity. So many people have been gracious enough to praise his gift. The music is here to stay. But at some point, someone needs to step up and point out that yes, this will happen again – because as a society we almost encourage it. We read awful show reviews, watch videos of artists falling down, unable to recall their lyrics streaming on a teleprompter just a few feet away. And then we click ‘add to cart’ because what actually belongs in a hospital is now considered art,” Mary began in her Rolling Stone essay.

“Many of these artists have children. Children with tears in their eyes, experiencing panic because their cries go unheard. You might ask, ‘How were we to know? We read that he loved spending time with his children and that he’d been drug-free for years!’ In reality, what you didn’t want to acknowledge was a paranoid man who couldn’t remember his own lyrics and who was only photographed with his children a handful of times in 15 years of fatherhood,” Mary continued. “I’ve always wanted to share more than anyone was comfortable with. When writing a book years ago, it pained me to sometimes gloss over so much grief and struggle, but I did what I thought was best for Noah and Lucy. I knew they would one day see and feel everything that I’d been trying to shield them from, and that they’d eventually be brave enough to say, ‘That mess was our father. We loved him, but a deep-rooted mix of love and disappointment made up the majority of our relationship with him.’”

Noah and Lucy never sought perfection from their dad. They just kept hoping for a little effort. If you’re a parent not giving your best effort, all anyone asks is that you try just a little harder and don’t give up. Progress, not perfection, is what your children are praying for. Our hope for Scott has died, but there is still hope for others. Let’s choose to make this the first time we don’t glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don’t have to come with it. Skip the depressing T-shirt with 1967-2015 on it – use the money to take a kid to a ballgame or out for ice cream,” Mary concluded.

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Scott Weiland's Bandmate Arrested for Cocaine Possession

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts bassist Tommy Black has been arrested for cocaine possession following the death of lead singer Scott Weiland early Friday morning (December 4).

Police discovered a small amount of cocaine in Tommy‘s area of the tour bus, close to where Scott‘s body was found.

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Tommy is currently being held at the Bloomington Police Department, pending these charges.

The bassist is also longtime manager of the Los Angeles venue the Viper Room.

Our thoughts continue to be with Scott‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

Stone Temple Pilots Release Statement on Scott Weiland's Death

Scott Weiland‘s bandmates from Stone Temple Pilots have released a statement after he tragically passed away on Thursday night (December 3).

Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz, and Dean DeLeo thanked Scott for sharing his life with them.

“Dear Scott, Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories,” the letter read. “The memories are many, and they run deep for us. We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again. It’s what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse.”

“With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go. All of our love and respect. We will miss you brother,” the guys concluded the statement (via EW).

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