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'Celeb Rehab' Rocker Mike Starr Dead

3/8/2011 7:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr died in Utah ... TMZ has learned.

Mike Starr Dead

Starr appeared on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab" back in 2009 -- and was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance. Salt Lake City cops say he had 6 Xanax pills and 6 Opana (painkiller) pills when he was busted.

Starr was 44 years old.

Mike's dad tells TMZ, "It's a terrible shock and tragedy."

UPDATE: 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.

Story developing...


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136.

Jenny    

God, at least he tried-
God Mike....No one wants Dr. Drew to be right- Maybe your soul can rest now, I know, sometimes it is so hard to feel and be alive. Rock n roll- live and die-

1235 days ago
137.

HarlotO'Hara    

It's true Harlot. Saw him on Celebrity Rehab and he said he got high with his dad a lot. I can't remember if it had been past behavior or if it was still happening. Either way - Mike and his dad did do drugs together.

Posted at 4:13 PM on Mar 8, 2011 by Lisa

thanks, lisa! his dad ought not be shocked.

1235 days ago
138.

Nick    

Sonja Im sorry you feel that way. However TEEN CHALLENGE helps people to not only get off drugs, but stay off of them with a new life in Christ Jesus. When you live for a higher purpose other than yourself, life takes on new meaning and purpose. I agree that some hyper-religious people twist the word of God to suit their own needs and manipulate others. However, you have to go past that and trust in the Word of God (the Bible) and not the words of others.

1235 days ago
139.

Karen    

Sad so so sad THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY

1235 days ago
140.

crazy christmas pie    

I need a drink. . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeoDI623WFA&playnext=1&list=PLFFF32110DA5B68F3

1235 days ago
141.

CrabbyPatty    

Charlie Winner is a ****....just sayin'

1235 days ago
142.

Charlotte    

Derek = some loser that is bitter because his girlfiend hooked up with Mike Starr back in the day after a concert. Seek therapy and get over it you loser!

RIP Mike

1235 days ago
143.

La Mom    

Yep. Logged in again just to make sure the Mardi Gras Jagermeister hasn't hit me too hard ... :((( But alas, it's still true. Mike Starr dead. Dammit. %$#^&*%$@# !!!!

1235 days ago
144.

christy    

So sorry that his demons would not allow him peace;
and that the camera-hugging "professionals" could not see this.
He chose when to go....
condolences to the family.

1235 days ago
145.

feliciarox    

r.i.p Mike, so sorry to see. You were the one I rooted for most. God Bless his family, may him and Layne be jamming together in heaven. So sad.

1235 days ago
146.

3Storms    

I remember my last month of my year in high school, Clash of the Titans tour. Anthrax, Slayer, and Megadeth, with a band of nobodies called "Alice in Chains" opening. They realy blew me away to where they over-shadowed the main acts.

God rest, brother.

1235 days ago
147.

mrs etherl mertz    

More addicts have gone through "traditional" rehad that was not on TV. Many more than Dr. Drew's Celeb Rehad. Addicts relapse and die EVERYDAY. Why blame Dr. Drew's treatment, he doesn't have a magic wand... face it - your odds are pretty bad when you're a drug addict no matter who your Dr. is. If your're lucky enough to get into treatment you better take it damn serious. Period. May his family find peace. RIP.

1235 days ago
148.

Sonja    

Sorry Nick, raised fundy Baptist.. trust me I know my bible that is why I can't stand religion. The bible (the word of man) is one hateful book.. actually try reading it sometime.. you might be shocked.

1235 days ago
149.

XPrettyBulletX>    

RIP!
You will be missed....

1235 days ago
150.

Amy    

That's very sad. RIP, Mike.

1235 days ago
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