NOTE: We’ve been notified that website Live in Limbo actually conducted the last on-camera interview with Weiland, a few hours before his final show in Toronto. You can watch it here. Global News regrets the omission/error.
Scott Weiland, the former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died Thursday night at age 48 while on tour with his band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts.
The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, said Weiland, who was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota. The local coroner confirmed the death Friday, and sources now say Weiland died from cardiac arrest.
Toronto rock station 102.1 The Edge was the last outlet to have an on-camera interview with Weiland, mere hours before his last performance on Dec. 1, 2015. He died two days after the interview. The concert took place at Adelaide Hall in downtown Toronto.
Two days ago we did a show for @thescottweiland -tonight we lost him. Thoughts & prayers to his family/friends RIP pic.twitter老域名购买/KhqWaMdRPR
— Adelaide Hall (@adelaidehallTO) December 4, 2015
In the interview, Weiland reveals the first concert he ever went to, the impact the Beatles had on his life, his tattoos, and the last time he saw his wife. Despite the video being a straight-up Q&A against a white background, there is something definitively heartbreaking about it.
You can check out some footage from his last interview, above. (Thank you to our friends at 102.1 The Edge for sending it over to us.)
For the full interview, visit 102.1 The Edge.
View this post on Instagram
Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.
With files from The Associated Press
Scott Weiland | PrettyFamous