The members of Stone Temple Pilots have shared a statement on the death of former frontman Scott Weiland, who left the grunge group for the last time in 2013. Weiland, 48, died yesterday in his sleep.
Guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, and drummer Eric Kretz wrote a note on Facebook addressed to their late bandmate, one that expressed their condolences and hit upon the occasionally rocky nature of their relationship while also honoring his musical gifts.
“We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again,” the letter reads. “It’s what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse.”
Read the full letter below.
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.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