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Rocker Scott Weiland died from drug, alcohol overdose

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Updated: Friday, December 18, 2015, 12:09 PM

Rock star Scott Weiland died from a drug and alcohol overdose earlier this month, a toxicology report showed.Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Rock star Scott Weiland died from a drug and alcohol overdose earlier this month, a toxicology report showed.

Rocker Scott Weiland died from a toxic mix of cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol, a toxicology report showed.

The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman had cocaine, ethanol and the amphetamine MDA, an older version of ecstasy, in his system when he was found dead on his tour bus earlier this month, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report.

The 48-year-old’s history of multi-substance addiction, heart disease and asthma were also factors in his Dec. 3 death, the report said.

Cops found a small amount of cocaine in Weiland’s bedroom and elsewhere on the bus after his death. His bandmate Tommy Black was arrested on tentative drug possession charges, but he was later released.

Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, had been scheduled to play a show in nearby Medina, Minn., on Dec. 3, but it had been canceled a week earlier because of poor ticket sales. He was found dead inside the band’s bus parked in nearby Bloomington about 9 p.m. that night.

The 48-year-old frontman was found unresponsive inside his tour bus on Dec. 3.KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/REUTERS

The 48-year-old frontman was found unresponsive inside his tour bus on Dec. 3.

Weiland’s three-decade career in music also included solo albums and a spot in the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Weiland rose to fame with Stone Temple Pilots, which became one of the most commercially successful bands to come out of the early 1990s grunge rock movement. The band’s 1992 debut album, “Core,” sold 8 million units.

Weiland had a long string of drug- and alcohol-related arrests and stints in rehab. In 1995, he was arrested after deputies found him carrying crack and heroin. He pleaded guilty to felony heroin possession in 1998. And his arrests for drug possession and stints in rehab led the Stone Temple Pilots to cancel tour dates and contributed to their 2003 breakup.

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