Scott Weiland’s Cause of Death Confirmed

As we previously reported, Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland died while on a tour stop in Bloomingon, Minnesota on December 3. Today his cause of death has been confirmed by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, who released a statement saying that the rock star died of accidental “mixed drug toxicity.” The report also cited evidence of cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) in Weiland’s body and listed atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, asthma and multisubstance dependence as additional conditions that Weiland had been dealing with.

Weiland had dealt with issues of drug abuse for many years, according to his ex-wife Mary Forsberg-Weiland. In a poignant letter published by the Rolling Stone, the mother of Weiland’s teenage children, Noah and Lucy, spoke out about the tragedy of his addiction and how it has impacted his family. She said that for her children, “the truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.” She went on to speak out about addiction in general and how it negatively impacts many families and children across the country. She ended the essay by expressing hope that his death will not be glorified and, rather, that people will choose to take a lesson from her family’s loss.

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