According to The Blast, the estate of the late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland has generated over a million dollars since his passing.
Weiland's ex-wife Mary filed court documents this week giving the state of affairs of the estate since he died more than three years ago. Weiland's will named her executor of his estate and not Jamie Weiland, Scott's wife at the time of his death.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Mary states the current estimated value of the estate is $1,979,261.56. She says the estate has taken in $1,054,385.70 in gross royalties so far, for an estimated average annual income of $351,462. She also says the estate has nearly half a million dollars in cash on hand.
The troubled frontman's estate has been plagued with debt ever since he died of an accidental overdose in December 2015 while on tour with his solo band. Since his death, his family has been tasked with getting his memorabilia and possessions appraised to help cover what's owed.
This past April, the IRS filed a federal tax lien against Weiland's estate, alleging he did not pay his federal income tax from 2012 to 2014. The lien listed Mary Weiland as his representative.
Last year, Weiland's estate was hit with a lien by the California State Tax Franchise Board for almost $250,000. The estate was also ordered by a judge to pay $4,000 a month to the late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer's children.
A January 2016 report from Billboard revealed that Scott was dealing with hepatitis C, mental illness and the knowledge that both his parents had cancer in the final months of his life. The article featured interviews with Scott's widow Jamie, his mother Sharon, his WILDABOUTS bandmates Tommy Black and Nick Maybury, tour manager Aaron Mohler and others.
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in December 2015 at the age of 48 from a toxic mix of drugs and alcohol. The vocalist was also dealing with self-medication, estrangement from his children, financial difficulties and a steadily increasing drinking problem. Mohler said: "If I had known he was going to die, I would have taken every bottle away from him and thrown it. Just broke it right there."
Jamie said that Scott had been experiencing episodes of paranoia and mania caused by bipolar disorder.
She explained: "At one point, it was so bad I had to move out because he was unstable." Eventually they found a medication that leveled him out, with Jamie adding "For the last couple of years, he was doing pretty great."
Jamie also opened up in the article about the legal battle with Mary over his estate, saying: "I don't know under what mattress she thinks she's going to find $2 million, because it sure as shit isn't here. He was broke."
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