Since Scott Weiland's death was announced on Thursday, tributes for the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman have been pouring in.
Particularly moving messages were recently posted by musicians from both hard rock bands.
"Dear Scott, Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us," STP rockers Dean DeLeo, 54, Robert DeLeo, 49, and Eric Kretz, 49, said in a statement on the band's Facebook page on Friday. "Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories. The memories are many, and they run deep for us."
"We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again," they said. "It's what made you who you were. 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. All of our love and respect. We will miss you brother, Robert, Eric, Dean."
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STP broke up temporarily in 2002. That year, Weiland helped form Velvet Revolver with Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, 50, the band's former drummer Matt Sorum, 55, its bassist Duff McKagan, 51, and former Wasted Youth guitarist Dave Kushner, 49.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland," the supergroup wrote in a joint statement posted on McKagan and Kushner's Instagram pages on Friday. "We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt. Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy."
Weiland left Velvet Revolver, best known for the Grammy-winning 2004 song "Slither," in 2008 and reunited with the supergroup four years later for a benefit concert at the now-closed House of Blues in West Hollywood. He and STP reunited in 2010 and was fired from the band in 2013.
A year earlier, he concentrated on a solo career and fronted a new band, The Wildabouts. He was found dead while on a tour stop with the group in Minnesota on Thursday.
He passed away in his sleep, according to a post published on his official Facebook page. The cause of his death has not been announced. Weiland had battled drug and alcohol abuse throughout his life.
In addition to his children, Weiland is survived of his wife of two years, Jamie Wachtel.
"We all traveled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day," his former Velvet Revolver bandmates said. "It's just so sad and brutal from any perspective. Rest In Peace Scott. Slash, Duff, Matt, and Dave."
"I love this pic," he said. "It was from the photo shoot we did for our first record. It hangs on the wall of my house to always remember when things were at their best. My life was changed forever then, and is changed once again today."
"Thank you God for my life and thank you Scott Weiland for being a huge part of my life," he added. "Fly on SW. #ScottWeiland #stoneyemplepilots #velvetrevolver @slash @officialduffmckagan @bigdrums."