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Ex-Alice In Chains Bassist Mike Starr Found Dead

In Breaking News, Celebrity News, EOTM News on March 9, 2011 at 1:30 am

R.I.P. Mike Starr (1966-2011)

 

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead Tuesday afternoon, March 8th.

TMZ reports that police found Starr’s body in a Salt Lake City, Utah, house at 1:42 p.m. He was 44 years old.

A co-founding member of the pioneering Seattle grunge band, Starr appeared on VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab” in 2009. He was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance. Salt Lake City police said he had several painkillers on him when he was arrested. Alice in Chains have written heart-wrenching songs about drug addiction.

The group mounted a successful comeback with 2009’s Black Gives Way to Blue, which featured new vocalist William DuVall alongside guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez.

Mike Starr was born April 4, 1966, in Honolulu. He rose to prominence in the Seattle scene as bassist for Diamond Lie, which featured Cantrell and Kinney. Once Staley entered the fold, they changed their name to Alice in Chains and signed a major-label deal.

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  1. Truly Sad…….R.I.P Mike

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