Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro posted a tweet upon learning of the sad early death of Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. The tweet was hardly controversial. Navarro’s tweet was simple, heartfelt, sympathetic and generous — mentioning his own pain and imagining what Weiland’s family would have to bear. “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died,” he wrote. “So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.” For some reason, Navarro deleted the tweet. Weiland — a charismatic stage presence with a memorable, magisterial voice — apparently died in his sleep on a tour bus in Minnesota. He was 48.
Though Navarro deleted the original tweet, people still reached out to him about Weiland. Navarro was eloquent in response. To those seeking to console him about the loss of Weiland, he reminded them that Weiland’s early death is everybody’s loss — not just his. The reaction could explain why Navarro removed his original tweet in the first place — so as not to draw attention to himself when it should be focused on Weiland and his family.
Its not my loss, its our loss. Send your thoughts toward the family! https://t.co/Ojv1QYABmg
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 4, 2015