Rock star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota ... TMZ has learned.
Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts ... they were supposed to play the Medina Ballroom tonight, but the show was canceled.
A source connected to the band tell us Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 PM -- presumably, shortly before the band was to go on.
The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver famously battled substance abuse for years. It's unclear right now what caused his death.
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Pretty shitty news. My cousin got me into STP when I was in my teenage years, but I wasn't huge into it like she was (she was crazy about Nirvana and Pearl Jam and all of that and she was the closest relative to my age) and 48 is way too young to be passing on.