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Scott Weiland Died From Alcohol, Drug Overdose

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was found dead before a show in Minnesota on Dec. 3

Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, died from an overdose of alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy, according to a coroner’s report released Friday.

“[Weiland] died of mixed drug toxicity: cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA),” the report states. “Other significant conditions are noted as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma and multi-substance dependence. Manner of death is accident.”

Weiland, 48, was on tour with his new band, The Wildabouts, when he was found dead on their tour bus on Dec. 3 before a scheduled show in Bloomington, Minnesota.

In December 2007, the singer was arrested and charged with DUI, and the following February he checked into rehab for a month. While he continued to battle his addictions to drugs, including heroin, Weiland told Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year that he had been clean for a number of years.

Mary Forsberg Weiland, Scott’s ex-wife, wrote a brutally honest letter to Rolling Stone in the wake of the singer’s death, speaking candidly about his battles with addiction.

“December 3rd, 2015 is not the day Scott Weiland died,” Mary began in her letter. “It is the official day the public will use to mourn him, and it was the last day he could be propped up in front of a microphone for the financial benefit or enjoyment of others.”

Mary also thanked fans for the outpouring of support for both herself and her and Scott’s children, Noah and Lucy. “But the truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago,” she wrote. “What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.”

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.