This is so sad.
On Thursday, Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus after going into cardiac arrest. The tragic news rocked the music community, and plenty of artists have since taken to social media to share their grief and condolences.
But on Friday, the 48-year-old's old band Stone Temple Pilots took to Facebook to remember their former frontman. Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz penned a heartbreaking letter to the late rocker.
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Even though the singer didn't leave the group on the best terms back in 2013, and had gone on to play for other projects like Velvet Revolver and Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, his ex-bandmates had incredibly touching things to say, writing:
"Dear Scott, 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. The memories are many, and they run deep for us."
The musician had been known to struggle with drugs in the past, but his wife, Jamie Wachtel, insists he was clean when he passed on.
However, the band acknowledged that while his substance abuse was a rough thing to go through, it made him the man they knew and appreciated, adding:
"We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again. It's what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse. With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go. All of our love and respect. We will miss you brother, Robert, Eric, Dean"
Take a look at the entire tribute (below):
Our hearts are with everyone affected during this trying time.
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