Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland’s Widow Jamie Disputes His Cause Of Death: “He Didn’t F*cking Overdose”


Jamie Watchel Weiland, the widow of late Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, etc. vocalist Scott Weiland, has spoken out against the official cause of death for her husband. Scott was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, MN on December 03rd of 2015. Several substances were found on the bus, including cocaine, MDA and a number of prescription drugs.

Ultimately the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled Scott‘s death an accidental overdose of cocaine, MDA and alcohol, with his much publicized history of substance abuse and addiction, as well as heart disease and asthma, having been contributing factors to his passing.

Speaking recently with Appetite For Distortion contested that final ruling, insisting that her husband didn’t actually overdose. She stated:

“I feel like he really does not have the accolades and the respect and the recognition that he absolutely deserves. I feel like when he died, everybody was kind of, like, that’s tragic, but, of course, he overdosed, which he didn’t fucking overdose, which I tried to get that point across. He didn’t. Because he had drugs in his system, the coroner had to rule it an overdose.

But the truth is Scott died because the main artery in his left ventricle was 95 percent blocked. That came from 10 years of heroin use, that came from an entire adult life of chain smoking. His heart stopped. Did he have trace amounts of drugs in his system? He did. Did I know he was using? No, I didn’t, because he lied to me, because I had caught him before and it would always be this huge fight and I would be furious at him.

And to be doing this stuff, but to also to lie to me about it… And I remember even talking to the coroner in Minnesota when everything happened and saying, like, ‘How could he lie to me about this again?’ And the coroner was so kind. And he said, ‘I think he just really didn’t wanna disappoint you.’ But, yeah, I really wanna clear up, that was not an overdose — it was not. He was not using heroin. He did not overdose on drugs. His heart stopped because his heart had been through so much abuse because of prior drug use in his life and smoking and heavy drinking.”


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