Alice In Chains - Original Bassist Dead At 44


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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09.03.2011 - 03:41
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
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.
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09.03.2011 - 03:43
Daydream Nation
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Oh my God... RIP Starr. What a sad day in metal.
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09.03.2011 - 03:49
BlankFile
RIP Mike
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09.03.2011 - 03:57
Lit. Metalhead
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Awww... R.I.P Mike :sad:
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09.03.2011 - 05:27
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
DAMN that dude had HELLA drugs when he got busted. Money says COD was an OD on that combo.
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09.03.2011 - 06:49
Jiri
RIP Mike, you are with Layne now...
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09.03.2011 - 12:22
MechanisT
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Another fallen comrade...R.I.P.
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09.03.2011 - 12:30
Mikyz
Well it looks like he had it coming. RIP anyway
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09.03.2011 - 15:15
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Masterchief
One more RIP
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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09.03.2011 - 15:32
Kass
St. Anger
R.I.P Man! sad fuckin news.
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09.03.2011 - 17:26
Leliel
RIP Mike ...
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09.03.2011 - 19:54
Xim
Rocker of Worlds
RIP Mike
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09.03.2011 - 23:35
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
RIP.
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10.03.2011 - 01:08
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
RIP Mike. Have fun with Layne again.
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10.03.2011 - 01:25
Elodie Artour
Slania
Drugs totally fuck you up...

RIP, Mike!
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11.03.2011 - 05:59
Black Conundrum
Bad news, another Alice in Chains member gone. Rest in peace, Mike Starr. Too bad about all that drug stuff.
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12.03.2011 - 01:15
RavenKing
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.
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12.03.2011 - 20:10
Elodie Artour
Slania
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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