SCOTT WEILAND - Bandmates Describe Finding Singer's Body In 911 Call Transcript
January 7, 2016, 7 years ago
According to toxicology results, vocalist Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) overdosed on cocaine, MDA (ecstasy) and alcohol on December 3rd, 2015. Heart disease and asthma were also “significant” condtions, and Scott's "multi-substance dependence" were also a factor.
Weiland was found unresponsive in the back bedroom of his tour bus before a gig on December 3rd in Minnesota. He was buried in Los Angeles, California on December 10th. Members of both of his previous bands, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, attended the funeral service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The Toronto Star has filed a report based on transcript obtained by The Associated Press describing the 911 call when Weiland's body was discovered.
An unidentified caller tells a Bloomington 911 dispatcher that Weiland was “stiff” and “not moving.”
“I think he’s dead,” said the caller, who asked for an ambulance. “No, he’s not breathing.”
Later the caller said Weiland was “hard as a rock right now, not, not moving” as another dispatcher began telling the caller to do chest compressions on Weiland. There was no heart defibrillator on the bus, the caller said.
A Bloomington police report said Weiland’s tour manager, Aaron Mohler, found Weiland on the bus on Dec. 3 and could not wake him. The report said Mohler then called drummer Joseph Castillo, who couldn’t find a pulse on Weiland.
Go to this location for the complete report.
Weiland's STP bandmates Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz have honoured their frontman with the following letter and song:
"Recently the three of us sat down together to share our memories of Scott and take a moment to reflect on the amazing times we shared. We put the master up of a song called 'Atlanta' from the No. 4 record that we feel really highlights the true brilliance of Scott. We would like to share it with you.
Together let’s honor Scott… Memories of Candles and Incense. Having the opportunity to listen to these tracks individually reveal the beauty of Scott’s lyrical and melodic gift. This is one of the many musical moments we shared together. It is in this way we would like to remember Scott."