Scott Weiland pictured with ex-wife Mary Forsberg in 2006.
Scott Weiland’s widow could be caught up in a legal drama involving his ex-wife.
Mary Forsberg, the mother and ex-wife of the late rocker’s two children, has filed documents in Los Angeles seeking to be named the executor of his estate, TMZ reports.
Weiland was married to Jamie Wachtel when he passed away last month from an accidental drug and alcohol overdose.
To substantiate her claim that her Weiland named her as executor, Forsberg filed a will written in April 2007 with his signature as proof. The couple split several months after the will was filed.
According to the gossip site, the legal documents state that the Stone Temple Pilots frontman had $ 2 million in assets as part of his estate, and created a trust during his lifetime that includes undisclosed assets.
Forsberg chronicled the dissolution of their marriage in her 2009 memoir “Fall to Pieces,” in which she largely attributed her ex’s battles with substance abuse as the reason for their split.
She also opened up about her relationship with Weiland in an open letter published in Rolling Stone following his passing at age 48.
Forsberg urged fans not to “glorify this tragedy” and noted that her ex-husband distanced himself from their two children, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13, following his 2013 remarriage to Wachtel.
Late singer Scott Weiland with his wife Jamie Wachtel attend a red carpet event in 2014.
TMZ reports that the rocker’s widow can still contest Forsberg’s filing. Although she has not yet publicly commented on Forsberg’s legal claim, Wachtel thanked fans for their “outpouring of love, support, beautiful thoughts and prayers” in a Facebook post on Monday.
“I love and miss him more than words could ever say,” she added.
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