Former Alice In Chains rocker Mike Starr has died of a suspected drug overdose in Utah.
The bass player was 44.
Starr joined Alice in Chains in 1987 and performed with the grunge-era group for six years before walking out on his bandmates during a 1993 tour.
After leaving the band, Starr briefly joined Sun Red Sun, which featured former Black Sabbath stars Ray Gillen and Bobby Rondinelli.
The rocker's drug abuse led to an appearance on the third season of U.S. reality show Celebrity Rehab in 2009.
According to, he was arrested in February (11) for felony possession of a controlled substance in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Alice In Chains' original frontman Layne Staley died from a drug overdose in 2002.