Scott Weiland Suffered Cardiac Arrest, Cause Of Death Still Unknown

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By Michael Lewittes


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Scott Weiland may have suffered cardiac arrest before his death on Thursday night.

As Gossip Cop reported, Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota. But according to audio recordings obtained by TMZ, police dispatchers received a 911 call saying the rocker was not breathing and appeared to be in cardiac arrest. His management has said he died in his sleep.

It’s not clear what may have sparked the cardiac arrest, and an official cause of death has yet to be determined. Weiland publicly struggled with addiction throughout his career and had numerous drug and alcohol-related arrests. As Gossip Cop previously noted, though, his younger brother, Michael, passed away from cardiomyopathy at age 47.

The former Stone Temples Pilots frontman was in Bloomington for a show at the Medina Ballroom with his band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. With the Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland sold more than 18 million albums in the U.S. and won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Hard Rock Performance with “Plush.” He later served as the lead singer for Velvet Revolver, and the band also enjoyed immense success, winning a Grammy in 2005 for Best Hard Rock Performance with “Slither.”

Weiland is survived by his third wife, Jamie Wachtel, and two teenage children he had from a previous marriage. He was 48. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.

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