Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains Bassist Mike Starr Found Dead At Home

Alice In Chains bass player Mike Starr has been found dead at his home in Salt Lake City, he was 44-years-old.
Alice In Chains' original bass player Mike Starr, has been found dead at his home in Salt Lake City, but police are currently unable to confirm the cause of death, reports the Wall Street Journal.The musician, who left the band in 1993, has previously battled with drug and alcohol addiction and recently appeared on the Vh1 show 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew'. In a statement, the American rock band said, "Members of Alice in Chains are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their privacy - and the privacy of the Starr family - during this difficult time. Their thoughts & prayers are with the Starr family". Dr Drew Pinsky, who treated Starr on 'Celebrity Rehab' and the spin-off show 'Sober House' took to his Twitter page to pay his respects, saying, "Devastating to hear of Mike Starr succumbing to his illness. So very sad. Our prayers are with his family". The former Guns N Roses drummer Steve Adler also used Twitter to pay tribute to the bassist, saying, "R.I.P. Mike Starr!! Such a sad day!".
Alice In Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990's alongside the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. They became one of the most successful acts of the decade, selling over 25 million albums worldwide.


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insurmountable guilt about Layne and relentless demons. very sad.RIP
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So sad to hear the news of the passing of Mike Starr, Grew up a big fan of "AIC" condolences to his family, RIP brother!!!
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i WAS REALLY HOPING HE WOULD MAKE IT....Our prayers go out to his family
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Very sad. i watched him on celebrity rehab and I was really hoping he would turn things around. Sounds to me he never got over the loss of former band member Layne. Thoughts are with AIC and your family. You will be missed.
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I think Mike Starr would want a lot of celebrities to reach out to Dr Drew, because the 'Celebrity Rehab show with Dr Drew' is a very helpful show on TV, because it is very important to see celebrities calling their addiction what it is. They have a lot of fans that do not understand that a lot of hard rock groups are trying to tell their fans that illegal drugs are not good, but when they fall back into the saddle it sounds like they are enjoying it, but they are not. One thing you must remember is that when you call your addiction a disease the concept of A.A. and of N.A. is to say we cannot cure this disease, but there is a power greater than we that can save us from this addiction. People mistake the A.A. program with the (A∴A∴) cult, because they think they can change the definitions to words to better their sobriety. They are drawn into two different ways of asking the higher power to help them make it through the day. Then they try to over rule those of religion that pray for cures to all disease.
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