Mike Starr Of Alice in Chains Died Here In Salt Lake City

Mike Starr was the original bassist for Alice in Chains.  He was a member of Alice in Chains from it’s formation in 1987 until 1993 when he left the band while touring behind the album “Dirt“.

Mike Starr Alice in Chains Death Overdose Bass

At the time of his departure in February of 1993, Layne Staley said Starr’s departure from Alice in Chains stemmed from

“Just a difference in priorities. We wanted to continue intense touring and press, Mike was ready to go home.”

Starr who appeared on a season of Celebrity Rehab later said that he was kicked out of the band due to his drug addiction.

Mike Starr Bass Alice In Chains Death Location March 8, 2011

On March 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm, Mike Starr was found dead in this Salt Lake City house due to drug overdose.  His roommate stated that Starr apparently died of a lethal mixture of methadone and anxiety medication.

1986 S. Richard Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Mike Starr Alice In Chains Death Location Salt Lake CIty Utah

Starr was arrested three weeks earlier in Salt Lake City on February 17, 2011 during a routine traffic stop. Officers found he was illegally in possession of prescription medication, including the painkiller Opana, also known as oxymorphone, and alprazalam pills, used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.

Here is his mugshot from that arrest.

Mike Starr Alice in Chains Mugshot Death Details

Mike Starr & Layne Staley R.I.P.

Layne Stayley Mike Starr Alice in Chains

Layne Staley of Alice In Chains Died Here…


  1. Anonymous says:

    Mike actually left the band in February of 1993 not 1994 :)

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