The estate of late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has been ordered by a judge to pay $4,000 a month to Weiland's children. 17-year-old Noah and 15-year-old Lucy will each receive the allowance until he or she turns 18. They each also will no longer receive payments if they die, become legally “emancipated” or the estate is terminated.
The two children's mother and Scott's first wife, Mary Weiland, filed court documents stating that his estate has a value of about $1.6 million with an average annual royalties income of almost $265,000. In addition, the estate has a $645,5000 debt to City National Bank and is negotiating for a resolution of an unnamed “significant federal creditor” claim for $700,000.
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 dealing with self-medication, estrangement from his children, financial difficulties and a steadily increasing drinking problem. His widow, Jamie Mohler, told Billboard in January 2016, “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.”
Mohler said that Scott had been experiencing episodes of paranoia and mania caused by bipolar disorder, forcing her to move out at one point until they were able to find a medication that “leveled him out.”
Mohler also disputed Mary's claims over her late husband' estate, saying, “I don't know under what mattress she thinks she's going to find $2 million, because it sure as s**t isn't here. He was broke.”