— -- Singer Scott Weiland died at the age of 48 Thursday night and, almost immediately, fellow musicians took to social media to express their condolences and share their sentiments, including those from his past bands.
The Stone Temple Pilots, the group with which Weiland first became a mainstream star, took to Facebook and wrote, "Dear Scott, Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. 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. It’s what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott."
The band continued, "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."
Slash, who played with Weiland in Velvet Revolver, also took to Facebook and wrote, "Sad day," next to a classic image of the rocker performing on stage.
Duff McKagan, spoke for Slash and the rest of Revolver, writing, "We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. 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."
He continued, signing the post for members Slash, Duff, Matt and Dave, "Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day. It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective."
Here are other musicians who spoke out about the loss.