Scott Weiland’s Ex-Wife Pens Emotional Letter on Behalf of Their Children …

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Ex-wife warns not to ‘glorify’ dead rocker Weiland.

The former wife of Scott Weiland – the Stone Temple Pilots singer who died on Thursday – has written an open letter asking for his death not to be “glorified”. NEW YORK, United States – The ex-wife of grunge rocker Scott Weiland, who died after years of addiction, has urged fans not to glamorize the singer but instead learn from his mistakes.“Our hope for Scott has died, but there is still hope for others,” she wrote. “Let’s choose to make this the first time we don’t glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don’t have to come with it.

Mary Forsberg Weiland penned an emotive letter in Rolling Stone magazine asking for people to focus on children who may be in a similar situation to her two, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.” Although the Weilands “don’t want to downplay Scott’s amazing talent, presence or his ability to light up any stage with brilliant electricity,” they want to “point out that yes, this will happen again – because as a society we almost encourage it.” (Scott himself has been open about his issues with substance abuse, which he chronicled in his 2011 biography, Not Dead & Not For Sale.) In her frank letter published by the magazine, she criticizes the way people consume videos of artists misbehaving yet continue to buy content created by individuals in need of help. Fellow rockers and bandmates including Slash, Matt Sorum, and Dave Kushner have paid tribute to Scott since his passing, but his second wife, Mary, was not so kind. She begins by explaining December 3 is “not ‘the day Scott Weiland died’, it is the official day the public will use to mourn him” and claims her children “lost their father years ago”. “[The letter] is the final step in our long goodbye to Scott.

But anything longer would often turn into something scary and uncomfortable for them.” Scott married Mary, a model also known as Mary Fosberg Weiland, in 2000. In his memoir, the singer detailed the couple’s problems with drugs, and credited Mary with spurring him to join Velvet Revolver, the supergroup he formed with members of Guns N’ Roses in 2002. “Basically, the story was that Mary had cleaned up and I hadn’t,” he wrote. “I was strung out and (messed) up.

Or maybe these last few years of separation were his parting gift to us – the only way he could think to soften what he knew would one day crush us deep into our souls.” His Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts bandmate, Tommy Black, was arrested on drug charges after police found small substances of cocaine in his room and in the room where Weiland slept. However, his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel Weiland, told TMZ that her husband hadn’t done drugs in years and that the band members had a pact not to do drugs.

While not wanting to “downplay Scott’s amazing talent”, Ms Forsberg Weiland chronicles Weiland’s addiction and recalls his “paranoid fits” and “filling him with coffee just so that I could drop him into the audience at Noah’s talent show, or Lucy’s musical”. “You might ask, “How were we to know? The band’s follow-up was a white-hot success, too: 1994’s Purple hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard pop charts, sold six million copies and launched the hits Interstate Love Song and Vasoline. The Bloomington Police Department said Weiland’s cause of death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office at a later time and further information wasn’t available. So take Mary Weiland’s advice, and “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.”

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