-- 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."