Scott Weiland was laid to rest on Thursday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery after a very low-key funeral attended by members of both Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. This fact only came to light after several people at the ceremony posted tributes on Instagram. Here, for example, is something from Susan Holmes-McKagan, wife of VR bassist Duff McKagan.
Bet u didn’t know this.. Duff N’ I met a nice couple, who met at a #VelvetRevolver show, they always remind us of how VR’s music brought their hearts+souls together, and are happily married now 5 yrs.. They are so sweet & thankful to the guys for their truly awe inspiring shows, and music that brought them and so many people together! RIP #Scott ??✨ Today is your funeral, and a very difficult one for Duff N’ I and so many others.. We love u Scott #Prayers4All Sending love+light ??
This is from Chris Kushner, wife of VR guitarist Dave Kushner.
A very sad day when u bury a friend. He was a good man. Don’t believe everything u read. Remember, we were all there. #velvetrelvolver @slash #officialduffmckagan @davekushner @bigdrums #scottweiland @susanholmesmckagan @aceharper #ripscottweiland photo cred #jamieweiland A photo posted by C H R I S (@chriskushner) on
As to why Scott died, we still don’t know, although stories are surfacing about police being called to the tour bus about “a possible overdose” and a search that turned up a quantity of drugs. Toxicology results won’t be back for another four to eight weeks.