R.I.P. Mike Starr, Alice And Chains Bassist Dead At 44

- By Bossip Staff

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr died in Utah … TMZ has learned. Starr appeared on the third season of “Celebrity Rehab” back in 2009 — and was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance. Salt Lake City cops say he had 6 Xanax pills and 6 Opana (painkiller) pills when he was busted.

Starr was 44 years old. Mike’s dad tells TMZ, “It’s a terrible shock and tragedy.”

UPDATE: Police tell us Starr’s body was found in a Salt Lake City home today. Cops say they were called to the house at 1:42PM.

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    • Greeneyez

      I guess Dr. Drew couldnt save this soul…. Maybe he can Save Charlie Sheen….he is so in need of a intervention….

  • Delight23

    Finally did it huh? Saw some of that season of Celeb Rehab, and he struggled throughout. He looked like he was going to re-lapse. He did not look ready to be sober.

    Sad, but you can’t want more for someone than they want for themselves.

  • Not shocked.net

    I knew hed kill himself
    thoughtless skunk

  • Nana

    Motherfuvcker had to go out like that???? Smh

    R.I.P Mike!

  • http://divalicious divalicious

    DATS SAD. DR. DREW COULDN’T EVEN HELP HIM. R.I.P.

  • Mr. West Fan

    RIP Mike! Iknow that you felt responsible for Layne’s death, and just couldn’t deal with it anymore.

  • QueenLove

    Mike was in so much pain so maybe he’ll finally be at peace.

    No more cares or worries…

  • Christie_love

    Maybe this tragedy can serve as a wake up call for the celebrities on Celebrity Rehab. RIP Mike.

  • sugarcookie

    I think he also struggled with guilt over the death of his band mate who he had given the drugs to on the day he overdosed. The drugs ike was using probably helped him forget but when he was sober he had to deal with those demons.

  • mixed bad chick

    R.I.P. I knew this was going to happen for sum reason. He really had a tough time on the show, but he just had tht look like he was hanging on by a thread. I feel for his family and band mates. Addiction is a horrible thing. Hope this inspires the rest of the cast to really try to beat this thing. I recently lost a cousin from addiction and it just hurts the whole family and effects more than just the addict.

  • Daisy Jay

    I don’t really know who he is, but this is definitely sad.

    Just goes to show that nobody on this earth is invincle. Mr. Bi-winning Adonis Tiger Blood, wake up and smell the whiskey. Keep acting and thinking the way you do and you’ll be next before 2012 rolls around.

  • Daisy Jay

    invincible****

  • white male

    Sad, he should of gone to a real rehab and not a tv show rehab

    • Kate

      I know. Don’t they get paid to do that show? It’s an easy way for an addict to make some drug money. 😦

  • Shani

    Wow even though Layne’s mother begged Mike not to blame himself for his death Mike just couldn’t let go. I feel so bad for Mike’s family and I know Layne’s mom is in so much pain again.

  • monique

    dag r.i.p mike

  • LYRICS

    I’M NOT SHOCKED!! THIS MAN HAS BEEN ABUSING DRUGS 4 YEARS!! I REALLY THOUGHT REHAB WAS GOIN’ 2 HELP, BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN’T, AND THAT’S SAD!! R.I.P.

  • Bohwe

    Addiction is no joke. instead of hollywood making light of this situation, they need to be more conscious of what they glorify. hollywood is making light of charlie sheen, trying to make him “Cool”. Addiction is no joke, and dr.drew from this point on, shouldn’t edit his shows. show the real deal, cuz people don’t get it. and people don’t realize that even when you stop using drugs, it still causes problems.

  • Kate

    AIC is my favorite band. I was really rooting for Mike. Seeing him on Celebrity Rehab was terrible, he was so far gone. At least he’s at peace now, with Layne.

  • GETREAL (NOW)

    Can’t help those that can’t help themselves.

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