It’s being ruled as an ‘accidental overdose,’ according to an autopsy report now being released. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner in Minneapolis has now confirmed that heavy doses of cocaine, alcohol, and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA, or ‘Sally’) were found within the dead body of Scott Weiland, a lethal cocktail that excited a heart condition and other ailments.
Weiland was confirmed dead on December 3rd in his tour bus.
Moments later, cops found a mix of different drugs and pills strewn about Weiland’s bus, parked in a lonely lot near the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. That rolling pharmacy included cocaine, as well as Xanax, sleeping pills, Viagra, weed, and a mood stabilizer known as Ziprasidone, with no mention of alcohol or MDA.
Specifics aside, Weiland clearly concocted his last lethal dose from an ample selection of pills, grass, liquids, and powder.
The information is hardly surprising to Weiland’s friends, family, and fans, most of whom are painfully familiar with Weiland’s mood-altering excess. Indeed, Weiland was a longtime heroin addict, with a present-day, spaced-out affect that screamed junkie. In an interview with Howard Stern in 2011, Weiland spoke of his inability to rid himself of his heroin addiction for years, and seemed to have few drug-free periods in his life.
In that same interview, the STP frontman also revealed a rather desperate existence, one of heavy touring by need, not choice, and enduring depression and isolation. In his final years, the aging rock star seemed to be enjoying few of the perks of stardom, dying alone in his tour bus.