Scott Weiland was “Deep into Crack Cocaine” in Days Before Death; Drugs Found on His Bus, Wife Insists They Weren’t His
TMZ is now reporting that drugs were found on Scott Weiland’s bus (citing an unnamed source). His wife Jamie denies the drugs were his, saying there had been a pact amongst him and the other members of The Wildabouts not to do drugs. Jamie had been on tour with the group up until a week ago, saying “He [Scott] was the best he has ever been.”
Previous reports had indicated that the cause of death was simply “cardiac arrest,” which could have any number of causes itself.
Separately, TMZ reported that one anonymous source — “a huge rock star” — said Weiland had been into crack cocaine in the days before his death:
Some legendary musicians were in touch with each other 4 days before Scott Weiland died … worrying he had fallen off the wagon again, and was deep into crack cocaine.
Our music sources say Scott had NOT slipped back into heroin abuse — something that had plagued him during much of his adult life. But we’re told crack, as well as heavy drinking, were front and center in the days before he died.
One source — a huge rock star — got a call before TMZ broke the story … from someone connected to Scott who said he had died at around 7:30 PM of a drug overdose. Authorities in Minnesota have not confirmed this with TMZ.
The story only continues to get more sad by the minute.
To read my thoughts on Weiland’s career and what his music meant to me, read the editorial I wrote this morning.
Also be sure to watch his final performance from this past Tuesday, and read what other musicians in the metal and rock community — including the other three members of STP — had to say about his passing.