Who Inherited Scott Weiland’s Money? Here’s His Net Worth Before His Death
Scott Weiland has still been regarded as one of the most talented vocalists and musicians of all time. Weiland gained great wealth and fame as the lead singer and founder member of Stone Temple Pilots. His inheritance and fortune became a very controversial issue after his tragic death because of the overdose at the age of 48.
Weiland started his professional musical career when he decided to found Stone Temple Pilots with Robert DeLeo as the bassist of the band. The band originally consisted of Scott Weiland as the lead vocals, Dean DeLeo as the guitarist, Robert DeLeo as the bassist, and Eric Kretz as the drummer until 2013. They released their debut studio album ‘Core’ on September 29, 1992.
Scott Weiland Net Worth $2 Milion
The popularity and commercial success of ‘Core’ was followed by ‘Purple,’ ‘Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop,’ ‘No. 4,’ ‘Shangri-La Dee Da,’ and ‘Stone Temple Pilots.’ After Weiland was fired from Stone Temple Pilots in 2013, he focused on his successful solo career and Art of Anarchy more.
He was known for his supergroups named Velvet Revolver and Art of Anarchy. He also pursued a solo career and released his solo debut studio album ’12 Bar Blues’ on March 31, 1998. During a tour with The Wildabouts, he was found dead on the tour bus on December 3, 2015, because of an overdose. Alcohol, cocaine, and methylenedioxyamphetamine were found in his system after the autopsy. He left a $2 million fortune to his family.
Who Inherited Scott Weiland’s Fortune?
Scott Weiland left an estate that was worth $2 million to his wife and kids. However, his wife Jamie couldn’t claim the ownership of the estate after the California State Tax Franchise Board filed a suit against the estate. The judge decided that his children will be paid from the incomes of the estate but they couldn’t own the estate. It was also revealed that Weiland didn’t pay his federal income tax for years.
Here’s what his widow Jamie said about the situation:
“He, unfortunately, passed away with an enormous amount of debt. There were a lot of loose ends that were never dealt with.
I could have fought a lot more to be involved in the mess that was left behind, but the truth is, for a long time, I was completely paralyzed. I was incapable of doing anything. It was hard for me to just get through the day, much less lawyer up and deal with all the legalities of an estate and probate.”
In her statement, Weiland’s widow Jamie confirmed that she couldn’t inherit the $2 million fortune of Scott because of his tax debts. Weiland didn’t leave his fortune to his family even though most people thought that he had millions of dollars and lots of estates to leave his family.