911 transcript: Rocker Scott Weiland found 'stiff' on bus

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 6, 2016 at 1:51 p.m.


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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A 911 transcript reveals the moment when Scott Weiland's bandmates found the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman's body on his tour bus in suburban Minneapolis last month.

Weiland died of a toxic combination of drugs and alcohol. He was 48.

According to the transcript obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, an unidentified caller tells a Bloomington 911 dispatcher that Weiland was "stiff" and "not moving."

"I think he's dead," said the caller, who asked for an ambulance. "No, he's not breathing."

Later the caller said Weiland was "hard as a rock right now, not, not moving" as another dispatcher began telling the caller to do chest compressions on Weiland. There was no heart defibrillator on the bus, the caller said.

A Bloomington police report said Weiland's tour manager, Aaron Mohler, found Weiland on the bus on Dec. 3 and could not wake him. The report said Mohler then called drummer Joseph Castillo, who couldn't find a pulse on Weiland.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has said Weiland had cocaine, alcohol and the amphetamine MDA — a drug similar to ecstasy — in his system. The medical examiner also noted a history of cardiovascular disease, asthma and multi-substance dependence. His death was ruled accidental.

Weiland's band Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts had been scheduled to play in Medina, Minnesota, on Dec. 3, but the show had been canceled a week earlier due to poor ticket sales.

Weiland's three-decade career in music also included solo albums and a spot in the supergroup Velvet Revolver.

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