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Mike Starr -- Mixing Drugs Hours Before Death

3/9/2011 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Alice in Chains bass player Mike Starr was "mixing" methadone and anxiety medication hours before he died ... this according to Mike's roommate. 

Mike Starr Drugs

The roommate tells TMZ ... Mike had been using methadone recently in an effort to get sober -- but he had also been taking medication to battle anxiety issues he had been suffering from since his arrest last month.

We're told Mike was doing a pretty good job managing his medication -- but according to Mike's roommate, Starr was "mixing" the meds Monday night .. just hours before he died. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Mike's official cause of death has yet to be determined.

Starr's roommate added, "Mike was a beautiful person who was fighting to stay sober ... I am going to miss him greatly."

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Dumba$$es    

Once again prescription pills are killing more and more people everyday. Even more so than illegal drugs.

1269 days ago
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trixiebabe    

I enjoyed Mike in Alice in Chains and also followed his journey on Celebrity Rehab. What a gentle and compassionate man he was. How sad that a crippling disease like addiction has taken another beloved person away from their destiny. Please Please Please someone who has access to Charlie Sheen force this incident down his throat and force him to realize that he could be next.

1269 days ago
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jason    

What Carl says above may be true (we should refer to Mike and remember him as the Alice in Chains bassist, not the Celebrity Rehab patient).

But remember that many of us know about Mike and hold him in our hearts mainly because of the show.

Anyway, RIP. :(

1269 days ago
19.

Lisa    

OK THERE IT IS.HE WAS TRYING EVERYONE IT GOT THE BETTER OF HIM.THIS MAKES ME THINK OF STALEY SO MUCH.IMAGINE MS STALEY TODAY SHE MUST BE CRYING HER EYES OUT.....DID I HEAR RIGHT THAT MIKES DAD IN THE PAST GOT HIGH WITH HIM?SO DID LAYNES DAD.WOW

1269 days ago
20.

jp    

Way to go celebrity rehab! That show is such a hoax and Dr. Drew is a parasite.

1269 days ago
21.

gorecore72    

great bassist.driving straightforward.methadone is the devil.im a recovering heroin addict and suboxone is the best recovery treatment.why methadone is still legal i dont get it. only the government knows.well miss you mike. gotta listen to rain when i die today.

1269 days ago
22.

Q    

Alice In Chains WAS one of the biggest bands of the 90's. Carl is correct in the above post. I knew of Mike Starr before all this celeb rehad stuff. AIC is a great band, may he(and Layne) RIP and not suffer anymore.

1269 days ago
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debschira     

HEY #6 THE STONES...APPARENTLY U GOT SOME BIG ONES. HOW DARE YOU REFER TO HIM THAT WAY...BITES THE DUST. I HOPE U SEE HIM IN YOUR DREAMS FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. DOUCHE

1269 days ago
24.

messenger69    

What a strange trip it must have Been. RIP

1269 days ago
25.

XPrettyBulletX>    

Well said Carl.
I will always remember him for the music he brought in to my life. Its said that we lost another one to this. Your Friends and Family our in my thoughts.

1269 days ago
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debschira     

HEY #16 U SHOULD JOIN #6 IN YOUR SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS. U ALSO R A DOUCHE OH AND LETS ADD THE BAG THIS TIME. U ALSO ARE DESTINED TO SEE HIM IN YOUR DREAMS FROM HERE TO ETERNITY JUST REMEMBER EVERY NIGHT U GO TO BED YOU WILL THINK OF HIM MIKE STARR ALICE IN CHAINS BASSIST. SWEET DREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1269 days ago
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*Carie*Ann*    

** I agree, Carl; I am pleased to see that they are referring him to the AIC Bass Player instead of yesterday's "CR Mike Starr."**

I am hoping that today people will show some Respect for him, his family, friends, and fans - and stop being so judgemental and harsh about his passing.

Let him be at PEACE.

1269 days ago
28.

Lisa    

Wonder how tom sizemore feels today?He was always up in the guys face.

1269 days ago
29.

lol    

#26 and the other aholes....the day is coming where you cant remain anonymous online anymore. Enjoy your cowardly posts while you can. Soon enough your kind will disappear back into the sewers and caves you came from.Beating will be given out like free turkeys on thanksgiving.

1269 days ago
30.

??    

Sad, but if you watched him on that show you knew he needed much more intense therapy than was provided by reality TV! Then again when was the last time Alice in Chains was relevant?

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