Late-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland will be the subject of an episode of Reelz’ Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. . . on May 9th. Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on the evening of December 3rd, 2015, while on the road with his solo act the Wildabouts. The 48-year-old singer died from an overdose of drugs and alcohol, leaving behind his wife and two children from a previous marriage.
According to the show’s official announcement:
The examiner’s report cites mixed drug toxicity as the cause of death — but there was no heroin found in Scott’s system, and renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter believes that Scott’s well documented drug use doesn’t present the full picture. He investigates Scott’s troubled past and discovers a catalogue of traumatic events and dangerous activities in Scott’s life story. Together they created the circumstances for him to die suddenly and without warning on a cold winter’s day alone on his tour bus.
To check out the schedule for Reelz’ Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. . . long on to https://www.reelz.com/show/autopsy/
- Stone Temple Pilots dismissed Scott Weiland in 2013, five years after the band reunited in 2008. The band later sued the singer, citing his erratic behavior, poor performances and prioritizing of his solo career as reasons for letting him go. Weiland counter-sued the group, although the dispute between the band and singer was eventually settled.
- Back in 2016, STP guitarist Dean DeLeo told Celebration Rock, “I spent half my life just full of false hope, with every intention to try to help him, and try to get him together. It led to what we’re talking about right now, the guy died. No matter how you look at it or how you slice it, it’s just so tragic that that is where he went.”
CHECK IT OUT: Stone Temple Pilots’ 1996 video for “Big Bang Baby”: