Alice In Chains bass player Mike Starr has been found dead at his home in Salt Lake City, he was 44-years-old.
Alice In Chains' original bass player Mike Starr, has been found dead at his home in Salt Lake City, but police are currently unable to confirm the cause of death, reports the Wall Street Journal.The musician, who left the band in 1993, has previously battled with drug and alcohol addiction and recently appeared on the VH1 show 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew'. In a statement, the American rock band said, "Members of Alice in Chains are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their privacy - and the privacy of the Starr family - during this difficult time. Their thoughts & prayers are with the Starr family". Dr Drew Pinsky, who treated Starr on 'Celebrity Rehab' and the spin-off show 'Sober House' took to his Twitter page to pay his respects, saying, "Devastating to hear of Mike Starr succumbing to his illness. So very sad. Our prayers are with his family". The former Guns N Roses drummer Steve Adler also used Twitter to pay tribute to the bassist, saying, "R.I.P. Mike Starr!! Such a sad day!".
Alice In Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990's alongside the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. They became one of the most successful acts of the decade, selling over 25 million albums worldwide.