Stone Temple Pilot frontman Scott Weiland never hid his use and addiction to drugs. His lifestyle caught up with him when he was found dead on his band's bus.
The 47-year-old had two teenage children with his now ex-wife Mary Forsberg Weiland, who has written movingly—and angrily—about Weiland's tragic and foreseeable death.
In her statement in Rolling Stone, she writes, "December 3rd, 2015, is not the day Scott Weiland died. It is the official day the public will use to mourn him, and it was the last day he could be propped up in front of a microphone for the financial benefit or enjoyment of others."
Forsberg Weiland was married to the singer between 2000 and 2007. Obits confirm that Weiland leaves behind two teenage children, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13. Forsberg says he left them behind long before that.
He was, she writes, a "paranoid man who couldn't remember his own lyrics and who was only photographed with his children a handful of times in 15 years of fatherhood."
Weiland had remarried, but she says he wasn't better. And, certainly, his kids weren't better off, either.
"When he remarried, the children were replaced," she says. "They were not invited to his wedding; child support checks often never arrived. Our once sweet Catholic boy refused to watch the kids participate in Christmas Eve plays because he was now an atheist. They have never set foot into his house, and they can't remember the last time they saw him on a Father's Day."