Alice In Chains rocker Mike Starr dead at 44

Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr has been found dead in Utah. A spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police Department said officers responded to a call about a possible body at a residence earlier in the afternoon. 'There is nothing to indicate that this was foul play by another individual,' the spokesman said.
The 44-year-old musician had appeared on the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew Pinsky, back in 2009, where he was treated for addiction to heroin at the Pasedena Recovery Centre. He then appeared on the spin-off show Sober House, documenting his stay at a sober living facility following his rehabilitation.
Just last month Starr was arrested by police in Utah for an outstanding warrant and found to be in possession of a controlled substance - six pills of the sleep medication Opana and six pills of Xanax, an anti anxiety drug. His father told U.S. website TMZ, of his passing: 'It is a terrible shock and tragedy.'
Mike began his career in the late 1980's as the bass player for a band called Diamond Lie, which later became Alice In Chains. The band became famous in the early 1990's as part of the grunge movement but he was kicked out of the band for his drug addiction in 1992. In 1994, he was sentenced to 90 days in a Texas jail for stealing a piece of luggage at the Houston Intercontinental Airport.
In 2002, the band's singer Layne Staley was found dead from an overdose in his Seattle apartment.