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R.I.P Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr

R.I.P Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr

We are sad to report the death of former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, whose body was found earlier today in a Salt Lake City home.

Via TMZ:

Police tell us Starr's body was found in a Salt Lake City home today. Cops say they were called to the house at 1:42PM.

Formed in 1987 by guitarist-singer Layne Staley, guitarist Jerry Cantrell, bassist Mike Starr, and drummer Sean Kinney, Alice in Chains drew from a mixture of grunge, metal, and even folk for a rich, bleak sound that appealed to fans across a variety of genres. They quickly grew to be among the best known of Seattle grunge bands and soared easily to multi-platinum sales with albums like 1992's Dirt.

Ultimately, a combination of factors ranging from drug abuse to artistic differences led to changes in line-up, and former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Mike Inez stepped to replace Starr before the band recorded their third LP.

Details to follow as they are made available ...

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