Alice In Chains’ Mike Starr 1966-2011 R.I.P.


Bassist had battled
drug addition issues for years.


By Blurt Staff


Mike Starr bassist with Alice In Chains during their key
years (1987-93) of ascendancy to the grunge throne, was discovered dead yesterday at the age of 44. Initial reports don’t appear to be listing a cause of death
yet, although like his erstwhile bandmate Layne Staley, his struggles with drug
addiction were well known. (Staley died in 2002). As recently as last month he
was arrested in Salt Lake City
for drug possession, after being pulled over in a traffic stop in which police
discovered Xanax and Opana painkillers.


A toxicology is pending.


In 2009 Starr also appeared on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr.
Drew” in an attempt to beat his heroin addiction. He was originally fired from
Alice In Chains due to his drug issues.

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