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Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, dies 48

Scott Richard Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline; October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer for the successful rock band Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008. He also established himself as a solo artist, releasing four studio albums, a cover album, a live album and collaborations with several other musicians since 1995.

Weiland has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 57).

Scott Weiland Cause of Death

On December 3, 2015, Weiland was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old. No underlying cause of death was immediately given. Police later confirmed during a search of Weiland's tour bus, small amounts of cocaine were found in the bedroom where Weiland was discovered dead. His Wildabout bandmate Delton Black was arrested and is to be charged with possession of a controlled substance after cocaine was also found in his bedroom on the same tour bus.

Drug use

  • 1995 - Weiland was convicted of buying crack cocaine.
  • 2005 - interview with Esquire, Weiland said that while performing in his first bands as a teenager, his drinking "escalated" and he began using cocaine for the first time.In
  • December 2007 - Weiland was arrested and charged with DUI, his first arrest in over four years (since October 27, 2003).
  • February 7, 2008 - Weiland checked into rehab and left in early March.
  • April 2015 footage showed Weiland, who appeared in the video to be zoned out and giving a bizarre performance.
  • June 2015 - Weiland claimed that he had been off drugs for 13 years. His response was directed towards comments made by Filter's Richard Patrick, who claimed Weiland was using drugs and even his fans were pushing him closer to death saying "the fans are just sticking up for Scott, and they have no idea of what is going on behind the scenes and it’s actually they’re pushing him into his death, because they’re making him believe that whatever I did is acceptable, and I can be as high as I want and I can do as much drugs as I want.”

Stone Temple Pilots - Plush. (Singer Scott Weiland)



Velvet Revolver - Slither (Singer Scott Weiland)

Steve Bridges, Comic impressionist, dies 48

Steve Bridges (May 22, 1963 – March 3, 2012) was an American comedian, impressionist, and actor who "developed a repertoire of over 200 impressions, including TV characters Barney Fife and Homer Simpson, broadcasters Tom Brokaw, Paul Harvey and Rush Limbaugh... and political leaders Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Arnold Schwarzenegger".

Steve Bridges cause of Death
Steve Bridges was found dead on March 3, 2012, in his Los Angeles home. The cause of death was not immediately known. Steve Bridges was 48 years old at the time of his death.

Steve Bridges - As George W. Bush with George W. Bush

Whitney Houston Dies 48

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 — February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer and a former model. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pop" or simply "the Voice". Houston is the most awarded female act of all time, according to Guinness World Records, and her list of awards include 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston is also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums and singles worldwide.

Whitney Houston cause of death
Whitney Houston was 48 years old at the time of her death.

On March 22, 2012, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported the cause of Houston's death was drowning and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" In addition, the office stated the amount of cocaine found in Houston's body indicates she used the substance shortly before her death. Toxicology results also revealed additional drugs in her system: Benadryl, Xanax, marijuana and Flexiril. The manner of death was listed as an "accident".

How the body was found
At Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, a female hairdresser went to check on Houston and found her lying in the bathtub. Houston's face was underwater.  Beverly Hills paramedics performed CPR for about 20 minutes before declaring her dead at 3:55pm. Authorities speculate that a combination of Xanax and alcohol could have fatally sedated Houston and she may have fallen asleep or lapsed into unconsciousness in the bathtub. But it is too early to tell the actual cause of death.  Police stated that there was no obvious sign of criminal intent, foul play, nor drugs.

National Anthem - Super Bowl XXV - Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You Official Music Video

Francesco Quinn, Actor, Anthony Quinn's son, died 48

Francesco Daniele Quinn (March 22, 1963 – August 5, 2011) was an Italian-born American actor. The third son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, Francesco is perhaps best known for his breakout role as Rhah in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986).

Francesco Quinn appeared in many feature films including the New York Independent Film Festival winner Placebo Effect. He acted with his father in several films, including A Star For Two with Lauren Bacall. The two Quinns also had the opportunity to share the role of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, son and father playing the character as a young and old man.

Francesco Quinn has appeared extensively in television guest star roles in crime and thriller dramas.
He also voiced Mirage/Dino in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Francesco Quinn cause of death
Francesco Quinn died on August 5, 2011, in Malibu after a heart attack.
Francesco Quinn was 48 years old at the time of his death

Interview with Francesco Quinn

Gertrude "Luna" Vachon, Former WWE Wrestler, Dead 48

Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon (January 12, 1962 – August 27, 2010) was a Canadian professional wrestler better known by the ring name Luna Vachon

Career

  • Early career (1985-1992)
  • World Wrestling Federation (1993-1994)
    • Luna's first WWF appearance was in April 1993 at WrestleMania IX, 
    • In 1994, Luna was the first woman to appear in a WWF video game,
  • Independents and Extreme Championship Wrestling (1994-1996)
  • World Championship Wrestling (1997)
  • World Wrestling Federation (1997-2000)
  • Independent circuit (2000-2007)
    • her last match took place on December 7 for Great Lakes Championship Wrestling in Milwaukee. She successfully defended her GLCW Ladies Championship against Traci Brooks and then retired as champion.

Death of Luna Vachon
On the morning of August 27, 2010, Luna Vachon was found dead at her Florida home, when her mother called on her. According to the autopsy, she died of a drug overdose. Investigators found oxycodone  and multiple prescription drugs in her bedroom. The Medication was due to her many injuries suffered during her career as well as her bipolar disorder. Luna became addicted to the medication at some point and underwent rehabilition, paid for by WWE, which she completed in June 2009. She was buried in a ceremony open to immediate family only, at the ranch formerly owned by her close friend Andre the Giant.

Madusa vs Luna Vachon - 1997

Peter Steele, Front man of Type O Negative (singer, bass), dies 48

Petrus T. Ratajczyk (January 4, 1962  – April 14, 2010) better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist, and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.  Before joining Type O Negative, he played for the metal group Fallout and the thrash  band Carnivore.

As the front-man for Type O Negative, Steele was known for his vampiric looks, rich bass-baritone vocals, and a dark, often self-deprecating sense of humor.  His lyrics were often intensely personal, dealing with subjects including love, loss and addiction. Steele credited Black Sabbath and The Beatles as his key musical inspirations.

Death of Peter Steele
Peter Steele died of heart failure.  Prior to his death, Steele had been enjoying a long period of sobriety and improved health and was imminently due to begin writing and recording new music.
Peter Steele was 48 years old at the time of his death

Type O Negative - Love You To Death (Live)
Peter Steele - Lead Singer & Bass

Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist Ean Evans Dies 48

Wayne "Ean" Evans (died May 6, 2009) was the bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 2001 until his death. He joined the band following the death of Leon Wilkeson.

Death of Ean Evans
In late 2008 Ean was diagnosed with cancer. Lynyrd Skynyrd is carrying on their 2009 tour with a replacement and Johnny Van Zant asked audiences to pray for Evans.

Evans died on May 6, 2009 in Mississippi, following his battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Eva and their two daughters, Sydney and Andrea.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Following the death of Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson, the call came to Ean to continue on for his fallen friend. He joined the current line up of Lynyrd Skynyrd on August 11, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada, carrying on for Leon, beginning his own chapter of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Legacy.

 

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