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.
Mike Starr, Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney