Former Alice In Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dead At 44
March 9, 2011 at 5:44 AM (PT)
MIKE STARR, the original bassist for ALICE IN CHAINS has died. Police found the body of STARR in his SALT LAE CITY home, but were unable to confirm the cause of death.
STARR left the band in 1993, and has battled addiction.
In a statement, the 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."