The ex-wife of the former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer is asking fans not to glorify his death in an open letter...

FOX News' Michelle Pollino reports:

Scott Weiland's ex-wife has penned an emotional open letter about his death posted on Rolling Stone Magazine's website...

Mary Forsberg Weiland shared her feelings about her husbands addiction and the impact it had on the lives of their children, writing, "The truth is like so many other kids they lost their father years ago... What they truly lost on December 3 was hope..."

Weiland, former front man of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died last week at 48, after he was found unresponsive in his tour bus in Minnesota.

The cause of death has yet to be determined, although reports say police found cocaine on the tour bus.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.