Former Alice in Chains bass player dead at 44

Rock news: Alice in Chains bass player Mike Starr is dead

Former Alice in Chains bass player Mike Starr was found dead in a Salt Lake City home on Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Police Department has reported. He was 44 years old.

One of the original members of Seattle grunge rock band, Starr appeared on the third season of VH1’s reality show “Celebrity Rehab’ in 2009.

According to MTV, Starr was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance. Salt Lake City police said he had several painkillers, Xanax pills and Opana pills, when he was arrested.

Mike’s dad told TMZ of his son’s death, “It’s a terrible shock and tragedy.”

Thanks for this report to Gibson.com.

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