Sour Girl: Scott Weiland’s Ex-Wife Battles to Be Executor of His Will
The afterlife of Scott Weiland is already shaping up to be as turbulent as his life.
Mary Forsberg, the ex-wife of the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, has filed court documents asking to be named executor of Weiland’s will, according to People. TMZ also reports that Forsberg filed a copy of the will, which was written in 2007, with his signature as evidence. Weiland’s estate is reportedly worth about $2 million and there’s believed to be a trust with more undisclosed assets. But, as the gossip site notes, their marriage was falling apart around that time, and Weiland was “in the throes of addiction.”
Forsberg was Weiland’s second wife and is the mother of his two children, 15-year-old Noah and 13-year-old Lucy. However, Weiland had been married to his third wife, Jamie Wachtel, since 2013 at the time of his death on Dec. 3.
On Dec. 7, Forsberg shared an extremely candid letter about Weiland with Rolling Stone that painted a dark picture of her ex-husband. “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. 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.”
Forsberg continued: “We don’t want to downplay Scott’s amazing talent, presence or his ability to light up any stage with brilliant electricity. So many people have been gracious enough to praise his gift. The music is here to stay. But at some point, someone needs to step up and point out that yes, this will happen again — because as a society we almost encourage it.”
She added: “In reality, what you didn’t want to acknowledge was 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.”
Forsberg also claimed that Weiland didn’t invite his children to his wedding to Wachtel, and that after he remarried, “child support checks often never arrived.”
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota said Weiland died of a mix of cocaine, ethanol (alcohol) and MDA. A hearing about the will is set for Feb. 5.