The former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, was found dead in his tour bus last week. His former wife Mary Forsberg Weiland, who is also the mom of his kids Noah 15 and Lucy 13, has written a touching letter published in Rolling Stone magazine. In the letter Mary asks the public not to ‘glorify this tragedy’ but instead take the time to recognize a child who is lacking in a father figure, as her kids did their whole lives, and step in to make a difference for them.
Mary writes that while December 3rd might have been the day Scott died, her kids lost their father long before that, “The outpouring of condolences and prayers offered to our children, Noah and Lucy, has been overwhelming, appreciated and even comforting. But the truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.”