Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead on the afternoon of Tuesday (March 8).
TMZ reports that police found the body of Mr. Starr in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah, at 1:42, he was 44.
A member of the group co-founder of Seattle grunge pioneers, Starr appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" in 2009. He was arrested last month for possession of a controlled substance crime. Salt Lake City police said he had more pain on him when he was arrested. Alice in Chains has written, heartbreaking and evocative songs about drug abuse.
The former lead singer Layne Staley died in the spring of 2002 after an overdose of a mixture of heroin and cocaine, commonly called "speedball." The group mounted a successful comeback in 2009, Black gives way to blue, which featured new singer William DuVall with guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez.
Mike Starr was born on April 4, 1966, in Honolulu. He rose to prominence in the Seattle scene as a bass player lying Diamond, which was Cantrell and Kinney. Once inside Staley times, changed his name to Alice in Chains and signed a major label. Starr appears on the band's debut album, cosmetic surgery, which produced the monster hit "Man in the Box. It is also monitoring the band released the EP, Sap, and their second album, Dirt, which was published in September 1992.
Dirt is a classic hard rock with "Gallo" is still a staple of radio. "Would?" appeared in the movie "Singles" which was the scene of Seattle. "Down in a Hole" was covered by Ryan Adams, fuel and Demon Hunter. Songs like "Junkhead" head of dealing heroin. The group, Godsmack whose sound owes much to Alice in Chains, was named the new form. Cantrell wrote most of the songs with some strong contributions Staley. Starr is credited as co-writer on one track, "Rain When I Die."
Starr left Alice in Chains Dirt read the back of 1993. Years later, he reveals the "Celebrity Rehab" that was his reason for leaving his growing dependence on drugs. He briefly joined the former Black Sabbath singer Ray Gillen Sun Red Sun Their self-titled debut was released in 1995, two years after Gillen died from complications related to AIDS.
heroin addiction left Starr "Celebrity Rehab", followed by a stint in the spin-off show "Sober House". He arrived in an episode of the upcoming season of "Celebrity Rehab" to celebrate more than six months of sobriety. E 'was arrested in possession of the police in Salt Lake City, February 18, 2011.
Father Mike told TMZ her son's death is "a terrible shock and a tragedy."