SCOTT WEILAND’s Widow Clarifies Details Surrounding His Death: ‘He Didn’t Overdose’

Scott Weiland

On the latest episode of the Appetite For Distortion podcast, Scott Weiland‘s widow, Jamie Wachtel Weiland, discussed his legacy, over eight years after the late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman’s passing.

“I feel like he really does not have the accolades and the respect and the recognition that he absolutely deserves,” she said. “I feel like when he died, everybody was kind of, like, that’s tragic, but, of course, he overdosed, which he didn’t f**king overdose, which I tried to get that point across. He didn’t. Because he had drugs in his system, the coroner had to rule it an overdose.

“But the truth is Scott died because the main artery in his left ventricle was 95 percent blocked,” Jamie clarified. “That came from 10 years of h*roin use, that came from an entire adult life of chain smoking. His heart stopped. Did he have trace amounts of drugs in his system? He did. Did I know he was using? No, I didn’t, because he lied to me, because I had caught him before and it would always be this huge fight and I would be furious at him. And to be doing this stuff, but to also to lie to me about it…

“And I remember even talking to the coroner in Minnesota when everything happened and saying, like, ‘How could he lie to me about this again?’ And the coroner was so kind. And he said, ‘I think he just really didn’t wanna disappoint you.’ But, yeah, I really wanna clear up, that was not an overdose — it was not. He was not using h*roin. He did not overdose on drugs. His heart stopped because his heart had been through so much abuse because of prior drug use in his life and smoking and heavy drinking.”

Weiland was discovered dead on his tour bus in December 2015 at the age of 48, due to a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol.