The sudden death Scott Weiland, former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots, at age 48 has shocked the entertainment world, and sparked a massive reaction on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of what is being said of the iconic rocker.

Scott Weiland

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The news was sudden and shocking and sad. Just shortly before he and his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, were to perform, he was found dead on the tour bus in Minnesota. The cause of death, as of now, is not known, as is being reported in major media.

The official statement says that he “passed away in his sleep” along with a request for privacy for the surviving family. Weiland leaves behind his third wife, photographer, Jamie Wachtel whom he married in 2013. He also has two teenage children from his second marriage to model Mary Forsberg. There has been much speculation due to his history of substance abuse dating back to the mid-1990s. — including a 2007 DUI arrest and a stint in rehab. But the speculation for now is just that.

As an artist, he leaves behind a tremendous legacy that dates back to the 1980s. Most know him as a frontman for the iconic rock band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 up until his 2013 split from the band. He was also frontman for the supergroup Velvet Revolver. And of late, as noted, he was touring with his new band, Scot Weiland & The Wildabouts.

As always social media, especially the ever-instantaneous Twitter, is where fellow music artists, entertainers, celebrities, and fans have turned to express their condolences, and to share their memories and to pay tribute.

Here is a roundup of what is being said.

Reactions to the death of Scott Weiland continue to pour in, as continue to be trending topics on Twitter and many continue to share condolences, remembrances, and pay tribute to the music artist who is no longer among us.