Rock Star’s Estate in the Middle of Will Contest

Scott WeilandIn a career of nearly thirty years, Scott Weiland was best known as the lead singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2013. Weiland was 48 years old at the time of his death.

The Hennepin County (MN) Medical Examiner's Office said a mix of cocaine, ethanol (alcohol), and MDA led to Weiland's death, in addition to his history of cardiovascular disease, asthma and multi-substance dependence as "significant conditions." Now Scott Weiland's widow may end up battling his ex-wife over the rocker's estate.

Mary Forsberg, the rocker's ex-wife and mother of his two children, has filed documents in Los Angeles seeking to be named the executor of his estate. Weiland was married to Jamie Wachtel when he died late last year from the accidental drug and alcohol overdose. In order to substantiate her claim that Weiland named her as the executor of his estate, Forsberg filed a will written in April 2007 with his signature as proof. The couple split up a short time after the will was filed. This kind of thing happens to 'real people' more times than I care to think about.  With the loss of a loved one, this stress, not to mention legal fees, is not the legacy you want to leave your family when you die.

The legal documents show that Weiland had $2 million in assets as part of his estate. In addition, he created a trust during his lifetime that includes undisclosed assets. Jamie Wachtel, the rocker's widow, can still contest Forsberg's filing, although she hasn't publicly commented on Forsberg's legal claim to date.

Reference: Daily News (January 7, 2016) "Scott Weiland's ex-wife Mary Forsberg claims to be executor of late rocker's will"


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