Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots dies aged 48

Weiland passed away while on tour with his current band The Wildabouts

Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots dies aged 48

cott Weiland performs during an exclusive listening party at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood BLVD on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision for Hard Rock Cafe/AP Images)

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has died.

The 48-year-old passed away in his sleep on a tour stop in Minnesota in the US, with his band The Wildabouts.

Originally from California, he enjoyed success with Stone Temple Pilots in the 90s with songs such as "Interstate Love Song".

He is survived by his wife Jamie Wachtel and children Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13.

A statement on his instagram page has asked for privacy for his family.

A number of musicians took to Twitter to express their condolences: