Scott Weiland, Former Stone Temple Pilots Frontman, Dies at 48

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Scott Weiland, a performer known for his grunge rock voice and struggles with addiction, has died, according to his wife, Jamie.

Musician Scott Weiland poses for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Musician Scott Weiland poses for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald’s McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Weiland, 48,  was the Grammy-winning front man for a string of prominent rock bands, most notably Stone Temple Pilots.  He was scheduled to perform tonight in Minnesota with his latest group, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. That concert was canceled.

Jamie Weiland, a photographer, confirmed the news of his death to The Times in a brief conversation.

“I can’t deal with this right now,” she said, sobbing. “It’s true.”

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