Stone Temple Pilots Pen Note to Scott Weiland: 'You Were Gifted Beyond Words'

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Stone Temple Pilots photographed circa 1998. 

The surviving members of Stone Temple Pilots took to Facebook on Friday to post a public tribute to their former lead singer Scott Weiland, who was found dead on Thursday night while on tour with his current band, The Wildabouts.

The post reads:

Dear Scott,

Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us.

Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories.

The memories are many, and they run deep for us.

We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again.

It’s what made you who you were.

You were gifted beyond words, Scott.

Part of that gift was part of your curse.

With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.

All of our love and respect.

We will miss you brother,

Robert, Eric, Dean

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Weiland formed Stone Temple Pilots with brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz in 1989. The singer was in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday night when he reportedly died in his sleep. He was 48.