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Coroner's report reveals Scott Weiland's cause of death

Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland, the former voice of the Stone Temple Pilots, died from “mixed drug toxicity,” according to a report released Friday by the Hennepin County coroner. Alcohol, cocaine, and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) were discovered in his blood. Among the "other significant conditions" cited in the coroner's report: heart disease and a history of asthma and substance dependence. The death was deemed accidental. 

Weiland was found dead in the bedroom of his tour bus December 3 outside of the Country Inn & Suites near the Mall of America in Bloomington. The 48-year-old rocker and his band were scheduled to perform that night at the Medina Entertainment Center, but the concert was canceled due to low ticket sales, the Star Tribune reports. 

Formed in 1989 in San Diego, California, Stone Temple Pilots scored several hit songs in the '90s, including "Big Empty," "Vasoline," "Interstate Love Song," and "Plush," the latter of which won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. STP broke up in 2002, reunited in 2008, and have continued on without Weiland since his firing in 2013. Weiland was also a member of hard-rock supergroup Velvet Revolver.