Scott Weiland's Cause of Death Confirmed

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Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died of a toxic mix of drugs, which included cocaine, alcohol and methylenedioxyamphetamine, the drug commonly known as MDA, authorities say.

Weiland and his new band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, were in the Twin Cities to play a concert in Medina that night.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Weiland's accidental death was caused by mixed drug toxicity but also noted that the California-born singer had heart disease, a history of asthma and "multi-substance dependence". Police said at the time they had recovered a small amount of cocaine from the band's tour bus.

His death has been ruled an accident. In later years, he also fronted rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, but his true legacy is with STP.

Weiland had a long string of arrests and stints in rehab as a result of his struggle with drugs and alcohol.

In the wake of his death, Weiland's wife Mary Forsberg Weiland published a heartbreaking open letter in Rolling Stone on behalf of herself and her children, Noah (15) and Lucy (13).

Scott Weiland - who died in the age of 49 - rose to fame with his rock band Stone Temple Pilots back in 1990's. "What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope".

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