Well this is just sad news...Mike Starr, the original bassist from grunge band Alice in Chains, died today. According to TMZ, Starr's body was found in a house in Salt Lake City with 6 Xanax pills and 6 Opana pills in his possession.

No stranger to drug battles, Starr was a cast member on last season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

He had battled drug abuse all his life, much like his band mate Layne Staley (who also overdosed in 2002).

Starr was arrested back on February 18th for suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance in Salt Lake City prior to his death today.

It's a sad day for Alice in Chains fans.

*Personal commentary moment* It's so very disheartening and unfortunate that people get hooked on drugs in the way Starr did. His addiction ruined his career, personal life, and ultimately was responsible for ending his life altogether.

R.I.P Mike Starr.

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