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Mike Starr's Last Voicemail -- I 'Need' Drugs

3/10/2011 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr was on a desperate hunt for drugs the night before he passed away ... and TMZ has obtained the last voicemail Mike left for a person he was trying to score from hours before he died.

Mike Starr Voicemail

On the tape, Mike says he's willing to pay whatever it costs to get his hands on some "bud" ... and insists, "I need it so bad."

As we previously reported, Mike had been struggling with addiction for a while ... but just hours before he died, his roommate tells us the rocker was mixing methadone with anxiety medication.

So far, no cause of death has been determined.

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46.

Theresa    

This guy was nasty. I'm sorry if I sound offensive but it's the truth. There are several dysfunctional alcoholics in my family so it's not like I don't understand the pain. Last week my brother, who has no money, was begging to find a rehab that would accept him but no one would. He is on a 2 month waiting list for state funding. This "rock star" had opportunities to help himself but chose to keep using. He liked getting high more than he respected the life God gave him. He's not jamming in heaven with his best friend, he's dead.

1323 days ago
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RonBurgundy    

Addiction is NOT a disease, it is a choice. A choice made multiple times. Addicts have one person to blame for this, themselves. The ones who choose to accept the responsibilty are the one who recover. The rest keep blaming other until it's too late.

Pancreatic cancer is a disease....
Diabetes is a disease....

To say someone who chooses to inject themselves with known poisons deserves the same sympathy and compassion that a victim of breast cancer deserves is downright wrong.


Sorry the dude died, but he wanted this.
It's called suicide if you hang yourself.
It's called suicide when you shoot yourself.
It should be called suicide when you knowingly take a drug that can potentially kill you.

Disease? That's just nonsense, made up by a former druggies looking to transfer blame....

Someone needs to get a casket ready for Charlie Sheen too...He's got several "diseases...."

1323 days ago
48.

Nancy    

Mixing anything with methadone is deadly or worse. Daniel Smith died from it. John Paul Getty III suffered worse. He mixed methadone with valium and alcohol, spent 6 months in a coma and then the next 30 years as a quadraplegic unable to move, nearly blind (peripheral vision only) and unable to speak, "the only sound he could make was a high pitched scream" All of this was on top of his horrific kidnapping at the age of 16. Anyone being put on methadone should be required to read his story.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8309645/John-Paul-Getty-III.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354353/John-Paul-Getty-III-dies-54-paralysed-30-years.html

1323 days ago
49.

TorontoWoman    

For all those bitching on Dr. Drew, shut the F up. His success/failure rate in treating addicted people is no different than any other doctor; about 10%...And he doesn't just treat celebs (for those of you calling him a "fame whore"). He's on staff at 2 L.A. area hospitals-Huntington and Las Encenas (spelling that wrong, sorry) A friend of mine was treated by Drew at Las Encenas...

1323 days ago
50.

fifi    

The one thing you can be sure of is that "bud" did not cause his death.

1323 days ago
51.

beautifullybroken    

Poor Mike. This is such a sad situation. I followed him on Celeb Rehab & Sober House. I had so much hope for him! It's such a shame that he carried so much guilt over Layne's death. He was such a good, kind hearted person. And TMZ takes possibly his LAST voicemail and blows it out of proportion. So what, he wanted some weed. It's NOT a terrible thing. It probably would have brought him some kind of relief.

I just feel so sad for him and his family. But I know he's at peace now, and him and Layne are rockin' out up there together. They're finally reunited.

RIP Mike Starr. May you finally be free of the demons you battled for many years.

1323 days ago
52.

John    

Wow TMZ way to make it sound like an 9th of weed killed the dude. Weeds not a drug A) its a plant B) Its never killed a single soul. P.S. that's what happens when you mix designer drugs, hence Charlie Sheen is still alive.

1323 days ago
53.

eyecandy    

#50- May God help your soul when/if you ever lose someone you love from addiction....

1323 days ago
54.

fifi    

RonBurgundy - Just because you say something doesn't make it so. Many addicts are self medicating for serious mental illness caused by biology. It's a little thing called scientific fact. You go bootstrap yourself, tough guy, but it doesn't make other people's illnesses any less real.

1323 days ago
55.

FlamingoNut    

And some pathetic bastard turns over the voicemail. Low life piece of s-h-i-t.

1323 days ago
56.

dd    

The point is he was an addict he needed to stay from all of it.

1323 days ago
57.

beautifullybroken    

I agree, this was very low of TMZ to post thing. Believe that I will not be coming back to this site. That's personal, there was no need to release that. Have some respect for dead.

1323 days ago
58.

BSweet    

Yeah, I just feel sorry for him now.

1323 days ago
59.

dd    

@Josh heroin comes from a plant also, so ur point is?

1323 days ago
60.

MsSuburbia    

Can't listen to it. Whomever provided this tape to the media is reprehensible.

1323 days ago
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