Weiland died of an accidental overdose in December 2015
Weiland, who served as the band’s frontman from 1989–2002 and then again from 2008–2013, passed away on December 3, 2015. He died from a “toxic mix of drugs”.
A statement posted to the band’s website sees the surviving members describe how they “miss” the singer and “often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories”.
The statement reads in full: “Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone. We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories. Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are. There was a time when we looked up to one another. Each of us wanting one another’s approval. The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine. When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it. We miss you Scott.”
Following Weiland’s death, his former bandmates posted an open letter, saying: “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.”
Weiland’s funeral took place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 10 and was attended by members of Stone Temple Pilots and the singer’s other former band Velvet Revolver.