Scott Weiland passed away earlier this month at the age of 48, and now the cause of his death has been revealed.
In a statement obtained by E! News, the Hennepin Medical Examiner says Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman died of an accidental drug overdose. "The above named individual died of mixed drug toxicity," the statement reads. "Cocaine, ethanol and Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA)."
The release also lists some major conditions that resulted in his death, including, "Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma and multi-substance dependence."
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Weiland died on Dec. 3 around 8:30 pm. The following day, several of his former bandmates took to social media to pay their respects.
"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 the following day. "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."
However, his ex-wife Mary Forsberg—the mother of his two children, Lucy and Noah—was a bit more realistic, penning an emotional letter that warned people not to "glorify this tragedy."
"I won't say he can rest now, or that he's in a better place. He belongs with his children barbecuing in the backyard and waiting for a Notre Dame game to come on. We are angry and sad about this loss, but we are most devastated that he chose to give up," she wrote.
"Our hope for Scott has died, but there is still hope for others," Forsberg continued. "Let's choose to make this the first time we don't glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don't have to come with it. Skip the depressing T-shirt with 1967-2015 on it—use the money to take a kid to a ballgame or out for ice cream."