Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dies

Bassist Mike Starr, who played on Alice in Chains’ recorded output through 1992’s Dirt, was found dead this afternoon at his Salt Lake City home. The musician had a long-running problem with drugs and even appeared on the 2009 series of Celebrity Rehab, as well as its spinoff, Sober House. Last month, he was arrested for possession of six Xanax and six Opana pills. Revolver sends our condolences to his family and former bandmates.

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  • Scottdshort

    :( thats sad RIP!

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  • Srh 1605

    RIP….hope you and layne are together creating great music again

  • Rjliss36

    OMG I loved this guy and was pulling for him when I saw him on celebrity rehab..what a shame…so sad

  • Starlte324

    Wow ! Rest in peace now! You will be missed!

  • Dave

    FUCK MAN!!!! Breaks my heart. Breaks Breaks Breaks. Mike was fuckin bad dude. Im sad sad for his family. I saw AIC for Black gives way to blue. awesome……but I never got to see Layne live, and now I never got to see fuckin Mike. All I can say is go listen to all the AICs albums we’ve been blessed with through the years. Unfuckingfair. But were blessed with Mike and Laynes music forever!

  • Rottenapple44

    this news really saddens me, i was really pulling for him on his recovery and now….. you will be missed. i hope you get to see layne.