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Scott Weiland's band pay tribute

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Scott Weiland's band pay tribute

Scott Weiland's former band has paid tribute to the late singer.

The Velvet Revolver frontman was found dead on his tour bus yesterday (03.12.15) at the age of just 48 and the 'Fall to Pieces' hitmakers have paid tribute to their bandmate, who was part of their "big family".

On behalf of the group, Duff McKagan wrote on Instagram: "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.

"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. Rest In Peace Scott Slash, Duff, Matt, and Dave (sic)"

His tragic death was confirmed by a statement released earlier today (04.12.15).

It read: "Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott's family be respected."