In the sad tradition of too many performers, Scott Weiland was only 48 years old when he overdosed and died. From 1989 to 2013, Weiland was the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots, a grunge powerhouse band from San Diego.
The Hennepin County (MN) Medical Examiner's Office said a mix of cocaine, ethanol (alcohol), and MDA led to Weiland's death, in addition to his history of cardiovascular disease, asthma and multi-substance dependence as "significant conditions."
Now Scott Weiland's widow may end up battling his ex-wife over the rocker's estate.
The Daily News reported in "Scott Weiland's ex-wife Mary Forsberg claims to be executor of late rocker's will," that Mary Forsberg, the rocker's ex-wife and mother of his two children, has filed documents in Los Angeles seeking to be named the executor of his estate.
Weiland was married to Jamie Wachtel when he died late last year from the accidental drug and alcohol overdose. In order to substantiate her claim that Weiland named her as the executor of his estate, Forsberg filed a will written in April 2007 with his signature as proof. The couple split up a short time after the will was filed.
The legal documents show that Weiland had $2 million in assets as part of his estate. In addition, he created a trust during his lifetime that includes undisclosed assets.
While she has not yet gone public on her late husband's ex-wife's filing, Jamie Wachtel still has the right to contest Mary Forsberg's claim.
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Reference: Daily News (January 7, 2016) "Scott Weiland's ex-wife Mary Forsberg claims to be executor of late rocker's will"