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In light of vocalist and frontman Scott Weiland’s unfortunate death Thursday night in Bloomington, Minn., NonDoc offers up this Spotify playlist as tribute to an artist who undoubtedly touched many lives, musically and otherwise.

Weiland was the face and voice of the band Stone Temple Pilots.

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From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Weiland “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,” the statement on the social media accounts said.

Weiland and the Wildabouts had been scheduled to perform Thursday nightat the Medina Entertainment Center.However, that concert was canceled nine days ago because of slow ticket sales. The California group was set to perform in Rochester on Friday at the Wicked Moose.

Weiland was found in the bus with “possible cardiac arrest,” according to police dispatch audio posted by TMZ.

Reports of Weiland’s death began to spread Thursday night after fellow Los Angeles rocker Dave Navarro tweeted about 11 p.m. Central time: “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.” That tweet was later removed.

Weiland fronted the Stone Temple Pilots, the San Diego-launched grunge-era band best known for the hits “Plush” and “Interstate Love Song,” and later the ’00s Los Angeles supergroup Velvet Revolver, which featured three members of Guns N’ Roses.

“We were written off as the band of disastrous dysfunction with too many personal problems to survive,” Weiland wrote in his 2011 memoir, “Not Dead & Not For Sale.” “Or rather, I was written off as the guy whose hopeless addictions had — and would always — ruin everything for everyone.”

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Josh McBee served as NonDoc's managing editor from September 2015 through January 2019. He earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He has reported and edited for newspapers and other media in Oklahoma, Colorado and California.