Former Alice In Chains bass player Mike Starr has passed away. His body was found on Tuesday March 8th in a Salt Lake City home. Starr was 44 years old.

Starr was Alice In Chains' first bass player and was a part of the line-up from 1987 till 1993. He appeared on the band's first two albums, Facelift and Dirt, but left in the middle of the "Dirt Tour" and was replaced by current bassist Mike Inez.




Back in April 1994, Starr was sentenced to 30 days in the Houston jail for misdemeanor drug possession. More recently in 2009, Starr appeared on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" - one of VH1's bizarre reality series. Last month, he was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance. Salt Lake City cops said he had 6 Xanax pills and 6 Opana (painkiller) pills when he was busted.


Source: tmz.com
Band profile: Alice In Chains
 
Posted: 09.03.2011 by Thryce



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Fat & Sassy! - 09.03.2011 at 03:41  
Wow. Guy got into trouble a lot. I suppose it could have been worse though. I mean, he could have spent the rest of this post-Layne Staley-era-AIC life dickin' around with Nickelback and Creed like Jerry Cantrell.
Daydream Nation - 09.03.2011 at 03:43  
Oh my God... RIP Starr. What a sad day in metal.
BlankFile - 09.03.2011 at 03:49  
RIP Mike
Lit. - 09.03.2011 at 03:57  
Awww... R.I.P Mike :sad:
LeChron James - 09.03.2011 at 05:27  
DAMN that dude had HELLA drugs when he got busted. Money says COD was an OD on that combo.
Jiri - 09.03.2011 at 06:49  
RIP Mike, you are with Layne now...
MechanisT - 09.03.2011 at 12:22  
Another fallen comrade...R.I.P.
Mikyz - 09.03.2011 at 12:30  
Well it looks like he had it coming. RIP anyway
Bad English - 09.03.2011 at 15:15  
One more RIP
JD - 09.03.2011 at 15:32  
R.I.P Man! sad fuckin news.
Leliel - 09.03.2011 at 17:26  
RIP Mike ...
Xim - 09.03.2011 at 19:54  
RIP Mike
Vitriolic Hate - 09.03.2011 at 23:35  
RIP.
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 10.03.2011 at 01:08  
RIP Mike. Have fun with Layne again.
Elodie Artour - 10.03.2011 at 01:25  
Drugs totally fuck you up...

RIP, Mike!
Black Conundrum - 11.03.2011 at 05:59  
Bad news, another Alice in Chains member gone. Rest in peace, Mike Starr. Too bad about all that drug stuff.
RavenKing - 12.03.2011 at 01:15  
Written by Elodie Artour on 10.03.2011 at 01:25

Drugs totally fuck you up...

RIP, Mike!


Indeed. There's no wonder lots of metallers die in their 40s and even 30s. They dig their own grave.
Elodie Artour - 12.03.2011 at 20:10  
Written by RavenKing on 12.03.2011 at 01:15

Written by Elodie Artour on 10.03.2011 at 01:25

Drugs totally fuck you up...

RIP, Mike!


Indeed. There's no wonder lots of metallers die in their 40s and even 30s. They dig their own grave.

Absolutely. Not to mention that alcohol can screw your body, too...

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