Medical examiner: Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland died from toxic mix of drugs

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Authorities say former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died of a toxic mix of drugs, which included cocaine.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office released the cause of death Friday. The medical examiner also noted a history of cardiovascular disease, asthma and addiction.

The 48-year-old Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington on Dec. 3.

Weiland’s three-decade career included solo albums and a spot in the supergroup Velvet Revolver.

Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, had been scheduled to play a show in nearby Medina, Minnesota, before his death, but it had been canceled a week earlier due to poor ticket sales.

Police said they found a small amount of cocaine in Weiland’s bedroom and elsewhere on the tour bus.

Weiland is from Northeast Ohio, having attended Kenston Local Schools in Chagrin Falls from kindergarten through ninth grade, according to an article on the district’s website.

He moved to California when he was 15.

Weiland performed at Roverfest 2015 in Lorain this past summer.