NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, December 4, 2015, 11:25 AM
Rock star Scott Weiland died of a cardiac arrest, according to a dispatch call.
The first responder who found the 48-year-old front man unresponsive reported Weiland suffered a “possible cardiac arrest” inside his tour bus, according to audio obtained by TMZ.
The call — between Minnesota’s Bloomington Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department — also reported Weiland as dead on arrival.
The rocker, best known as the flamboyant frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, was found dead inside the bus, which was parked in front of a Minnesota motel Thursday night.
Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, had been scheduled to play a show in nearby Medina, Minnesota, according to a local venue’s website.
Officials have not confirmed his cause of death.
Weiland had struggled with substance abuse issues.
In 1995, he was arrested after deputies found him carrying crack and heroin. He pleaded guilty to felony heroin possession in 1998. And his arrests for drug possession and stints in rehab led the Stone Temple Pilots to cancel tour dates and contributed to their 2003 breakup.
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