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Scott Weiland's ex-wife, Mary Forsberg Weiland, penned a letter on behalf of her and her children asking that fans do not glorify the tragedy of an addict's death. Scott, the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead in his tour bus last week at the age of 48. Mary's letter is full of poignant and elegant revelations: that Weiland was mostly absent as a father, and that any time he did have with his children was rare because of his substance abuse and the toll it took on his mind and body. He had so little involvement with his children prior to his passing that she begins by declaring the date of his death is not the actual day he died:

Sources: Rolling Stone