Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead Tuesday afternoon (March 8). He was 44 years old.
Staar was a co-founding member of the pioneering Seattle grunge band Alice in Chains.
Mike Starr was born April 4, 1966, in Honolulu. He rose to prominence in the Seattle scene as bassist for Diamond Lie, which featured Cantrell and Kinney. Once Staley entered the fold, they changed their name to Alice in Chains and signed a major-label deal. Starr appears on the group’s debut album, Facelift, which produced the monster hit “Man in the Box.” He’s also on the band’s follow-up EP release, Sap, and their second album, Dirt, which was released in September 1992.
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