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Scott Weiland Died From Toxic Mix Of Drugs, According To Medical Examiner

A mix of cocaine, ethanol and MDA was found in Weiland's system.

Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died from a toxic mix of cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), according to a report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. 

The medical examiner also said they took into account Weiland's "atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma and multi-substance dependence." 

The 48-year-old was found dead on his tour bus Dec. 3 in Bloomington, Minnesota while touring with his band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts. TMZ obtained a copy of the search warrant from Bloomington police officers, which reportedly showed that two bags of cocaine, sleeping pills, opiates, Viagra, a generic form of Xanax and Ziprasidone, which can treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, were found on the tour bus. According to The New York Times, Weiland said in interviews he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 

Weiland was best known as the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. After his death, Stone Temple Pilots wrote a statement on Facebook. 

"Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories," read the message from former bandmates Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz and Dean DeLeo. "The memories are many, and they run deep for us. We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again." 

Weiland struggled with substance abuse issues for years, and faced stints in rehab and multiple arrests.

His ex-wife and mother of his two children, Mary Forsberg Weiland, published an emotional letter in Rolling Stone detailing his history of addiction and the effect it had on their family. 

"In reality, what you didn't want to acknowledge was a paranoid man who couldn't remember his own lyrics and who was only photographed with his children a handful of times in 15 years of fatherhood," Mary wrote in Rolling Stone. "Let's choose to make this the first time we don't glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don't have to come with it."

 

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