Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dead at 44

Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr has been found dead in Utah at the age of 44. Mike Starr was the original bassist for Alice In Chains, performing with the band since its formation in 1987 through to 1993.

A spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police Department said officers responded to a call about a possible body at a residence earlier in the afternoon. However, a spokesman commented:

‘There is nothing to indicate that this was foul play by another individual’

The medical examiner’s office will likely conduct an autopsy on Wednesday, but the results of toxicology tests could take up to two months.

Mike Starr appeared on the third season of Celebrity Rehab where he was treated for heroin addiction

Just last month the former Alice in Chains bassist was arrested by police in Utah for an outstanding warrant and found to be in possession of a controlled substance – six pills of the sleep medication Opana and six pills of Xanax, an anti anxiety drug.

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