Mike Starr Dead: Former Alice in Chains Bassist Found Dead at 44

Mike Starr is dead. The former Alice in Chains bassist was found dead in his home. He was 44-years-old.

Mike Starr

Police are reporting that Mike Starr, the former bassist for Alice in Chains, has been found dead in his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. His body was found at 1:42 p.m. on March 8, 2011.

Starr’s struggle with alcohol and drugs was documented through his appearance on the 3rd season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2009. He had sought treatment for heroine addiction on the VH1 reality television show at the Pasadena Recovery Center in California.

He was busted for possession of a controlled substance in February 2011 in Salt Lake City.

The cause of his death is not currently known.

R.I.P. Mike Starr.

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  • Paul Hooson

    Somehow, the words Alice In Chains and Salt Lake City just don’t seem to belong in the same sentence. The band was indeed very troubled, and many of their songs quite disturbing, but they had a real quality about their vocals and guitar work. With less troubled personalities, less drugs and more mainstream songs, Alice In Chains had real potential to have been a great band. Yet, I still consider their music very good. I have their Cds in my own collection.

  • MR E

    Fuck him