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Scott Weiland was 'paranoid', claims ex-wife

Scott Weiland was 'paranoid', claims ex-wife

Scott Weiland barely saw his children.

The Velvet Revolver frontman's ex-wife Mary Forsberg Weiland claims her ex-husband - who was found dead in his tour bus last week - was "paranoid" and hardly saw their two children, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13.

In an open letter, she wrote: "We don't want to downplay Scott's amazing talent, presence or his ability to light up any stage with brilliant electricity. But at some point, someone needs to step up and point out that yes, this will happen again - because as a society we almost encourage it ...

"Many of these artists have children. Children with tears in their eyes, experiencing panic because their cries go unheard ... [He] was a paranoid man who couldn't remember his own lyrics and who was only photographed with his children a handful of times in 15 years of fatherhood."

And Mary went on to insist her children never wanted their dad to be "perfect", but just to put a "little more effort" in.

In the letter for Rolling Stone magazine, she added: "Noah and Lucy never sought perfection from their dad. They just kept hoping for a little effort. If you're a parent not giving your best effort, all anyone asks is that you try just a little harder and don't give up. Progress, not perfection, is what your children are praying for.

"Our hope for Scott has died, but there is still hope for others ... Skip the depressing T-shirt with 1967-2015 on it - use the money to take a kid to a ballgame or out for ice cream."