Sixx himself has been open about his history of drug abuse, but was able to leave drugs behind after the birth of his children.
“Unfortunate death, confusing death, wonderful career and a confusing career. Tragic and beautiful,” Sixx said of the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver man. “Sadly, what people think a rock star is: Come from nothing, blow up and die. I don’t like that version of the story.”
Talking of the tour bus that connects them, Sixx says:
“This is a little bit dark, but Scott took my bus and was sleeping in the same bed that I was sleeping in, and, you know, he was found dead on the bus. And I was just, like, ‘God…’ It’s like so crazy to think how close we all are.”
Sixx does admit he didn’t know Weiland particularly well, however, saying “I don’t know much about Scott personally; we’ve run in some of the same circles.”
He continues “but the part that just rips my heart out is that these kids… who called them?”
Weiland’s ex-wife Mary Forsberg Weiland has asked fans not to glorify the tragedy of his death, saying:
“December 3rd, 2015 is not the day Scott Weiland died. It is the official day the public will use to mourn him, and it was the last day he could be propped up in front of a microphone for the financial benefit or enjoyment of others. The outpouring of condolences and prayers offered to our children, Noah and Lucy, has been overwhelming, appreciated and even comforting. But the truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.”
A cause of death has yet to be established, but it is known that Weiland had long struggled with addiction and alcoholism.
You can listen to the episode of Sixx Sense, released last week (December 4), below: