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Former Alice In Chains Bassist Mike Starr Passes Away

Update: “Jerry and Sean are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their privacy — and the privacy of Mike’s family — during this difficult time. Their thoughts & prayers are with Mike’s family.” – A statement from Alice in Chains.

Update: It’s kind of sickening to see reporters automatically assume that he died of an overdose. I’m not saying that an overdose isn’t a possibility, but I am saying that we should wait for the facts to come out before making official statements. Until I hear otherwise, there is no official cause of death.

News has just come out that former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr, who appeared on season 3 of Celebrity Rehab, has passed away. Details aren’t out yet as to the cause of death. Starr appeared on ‘Facelift’, ‘Sap’ and ‘Dirt’, which I consider one of the finest grunge albums of that era.

Rest in peace Mike and hopefully you find peace and comfort wherever your journey takes you next.

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Mike Starr, Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney


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