The surviving members of Velvet Revolver have issued a statement regarding the death of their former frontman, Scott Weiland. Guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner jointly used the bass player’s Facebook account to mourn the singer’s passing.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland,” they wrote. “We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott and, even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.
“Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy,” they continued. “We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids … and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day. It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective. Rest in peace, Scott.”
Kushner had previously tweeted, “RIP Scott Weiland,” shortly after midnight EST early Friday when news of the frontman’s death broke.
He had been supporting his recent solo LP, Blaster, which he recorded with his new backing group the Wildabouts. A cause of death has yet to be revealed. “At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected,” an official post on Weiland’s Instagram, announcing his death, read.