Scott Weiland’s funeral held in Hollywood

Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver bandmates attend California ceremony

The funeral of Scott Weiland took place in Los Angeles, California.

The funeral took place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Thursday (December 10) and was attended by members of Weiland’s former bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.

Chris Kushner, wife of Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner, wrote on Instagram: “A very sad day when [you] bury a friend. He was a good man. Don’t believe everything [you] read. Remember, we were all there.” She later added: “It was filled [with] love and funny beautiful stories about Scott.”

Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota last week (December 3). A cause of death has yet to be established but it is known that Weiland had long struggled with addiction and alcoholism.

Weiland’s ex-wife wrote a heartfelt open letter in which she documented her family’s broken relationship with the star and urged fans not to “glorify this tragedy” of his death.

Since his death, tributes have come in from musicians Weiland has worked with and those he inspired, including Ryan Adams, Krist Novoselic and Dave Navarro.

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