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Scott Weiland, former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, found dead in MN

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Scott Weiland, who fronted prominent rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died while on tour in Minnesota.

The 48-year-old"passed away in his sleep" while in Bloomington, according to posts on his

Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.

A photo posted by Scott Weiland (@scottweiland) on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:00pm PST

" target="_blank">Instagram and Facebook accounts. His body found in his tour bus parked outside a hotel on Killebrew Drive, near the Mall of America, reports say.

Weiland was touring with his newest band, The Wildabouts,who had a show scheduled for Friday night at the Wicked Moose in Rochester. There was originally a concert slated for Thursday in Medina, but it had been canceled, the venue posted.

FOX 9 is reporting that Bloomington police found cocaine on the tour bus and have arrested one of his bandmates on suspicion of drug possession.

Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.

A photo posted by Scott Weiland (@scottweiland) on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:00pm PST

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Friday morning Weiland died at about 8:30 p.m., but did not list a cause or manner of death. Bloomington Police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

Weiland, a California native, was best known for his time as lead vocalist of the Stone Temple Pilots, whose 1993 album "Core" and 1994 record "Purple" launched the group to the top of the rock charts, Billboard writes.

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In 2002, Weiland teamed up with former members of Guns N' Roses to form Velvet Revolver. They released two albums before Weiland moved on again, for a brief reunion with Stone Temple Pilots in 2008, putting out just one record before he was terminated by the rest of the band, CNN reported. The band said it was due to Weiland's "dependency on drugs."

Weiland has a public history of reported drug abuse, with arrests for heroin and cocaine dating back to 1995, E Online said, and was busted again a few years later. He was convicted of on DUI charges in 2003 and 2007, and returned to rehab in 2008, USA Today writes.

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