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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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TMZ staff.I see noone there has the balls to put their name behind this sensationalistic BS. RIP Mike. I do hope you found the peace you deserve. It is sad you probably didnt even realize how many people were pulling for you. God Bless

1261 days ago


Bud is not what killed him. RIP Mike

1261 days ago

Haid Asalaami    

He's asking for bud.

1261 days ago


Unfortunately, Mike is just one of many, many addicts that 'just don't get it'. In his case, he just DIDN'T get it. I knew, after watching him on CR, that he wasn't going to make it out there sober. That's ashame, too, as he was a brilliant musician.
Do I think TMZ should have released the voicemail to the public? Absolutely NOT. Just think how it makes his family feel....TMZ should be ashamed of themselves!

1260 days ago


bud doesn't kill, perhaps if it were readily available he wouldn't have needed to mix the drug ****tail of methadone & anti anxiety medication? It's a sad loss.

1260 days ago


I can't believe you censored the word used for mixing two things together, ****tail. lol. Only in america.

1260 days ago


Totally disgusting TMZ...have you no shame. I was pissed when you posted the pics of David Arquette laying on the ground. This is even worse! I can't believe you posted this. RIP Mike Starr, there are SOME of us who understand your struggle.

1260 days ago


mike was a great bassist. here is a cool online memorial for him

1260 days ago


TMZ, would you PLEASE take this down? How does this even count as a story?? Mike is no longer here to defend himself, and he died an unfair death after a horrible struggle with addiction. Can you not afford him even the slightest consideration and dignity in light of his passing? Krikey, already....

1260 days ago


The drug dealer that sold this voicemail to TMZ is stupid. Its clear he was placing a order for drugs.

1260 days ago


You do know pot doesn't kill right? You can't overdose on the stuff right? If he was stressed and suffering from anxiety, he may have been looking at this as a 'safe' option. It may be possible this didn't come through for him and as a result he opted for a more dangerous combination of prescription meds. I feel for him. It sounds like he really tried, but his illness was just too strong. I hope he has finally found some peace.

1260 days ago


Doesn't anyone question this voicemail... It has no timestamp, we have no solid proof from when it was, let alone if it's actually Mike making this call... What drug dealer is gonna risk releasing this and not getting busted,,, Come on already... Too many if's to count this as anything.

1260 days ago


To the s***bags at I cant believe how low you went to make a buck outa someone's suffering! Selling sorrows for ratings! Squeezing every last dime out of his dignity....... LEECHES!!

1260 days ago


Killed via recovery industry "after-treatment" pharmaceuticals and middle-of-the-road solutions. Treating the symptoms and not the cause of addiction ALWAYS produces reuslt like this. It is tragic. Prayers to the family.

1260 days ago


TMZ...shame on you..all time low. Many are starting a boycott. I bet if someone from the shows kid is raped and its'd play it as they begged for thier life. Remember..Karma is a bitch. How much did you pay for the message?

1260 days ago
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