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Singer Scott Weiland’s death ruled an accident due to mix of drugs

The death of Scott Weiland, the lead singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots, has been ruled an accident due to a mix of drugs, officials say.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota said on Friday that Weiland died due to a mix of cocaine, alcohol and MDA (ecstasy). Other significant conditions that were listed were atheroscierotic cardiovascular disease and a history of both asthma and multi-substance dependence.

"Manner of death is accident," the office said in a brief statement.

Weiland, who lived in Los Angeles, was found dead on his tour bus in the city of Bloomington in Minnesota on the evening of December 3. The former front man for the Stone Temple Pilots was due to tour with his new band the Wildabouts the next day. He was 48.

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