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Mike Starr Memorial -- Grunge Salute at Space Needle

3/20/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Starr's memorial is going down today at Seattle's Space Needle where the family and friends have planned an awesome water fountain tribute show for the former Alice in Chains bassist.

Mike Starr Memorial

Mike's sister, Melinda Starr, tells us everyone is gathering around International Fountain -- next to the Space Needle -- where a water show is usually set to classical music ... but for the memorial it'll be rocking to Alice in Chains tunes.


Melinda says officials at Seattle Center offered to change the music for the memorial -- and adds Seattle Police are providing security, free of charge. 

Starr was found dead earlier this month in Salt Lake City.

Melinda says some of Mike's old Alice in Chains mates will also be at the tribute -- which is open to the public and begins at 4:00 PM.


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@ 10G. Yep.

1276 days ago


Mike was AWESOME he touched so many hearts with his talent and musical abilities. There won't ever be another like him. He deserves the utmost respect for tring to overcome his addicition almost kicked it. I will always listen to AIC they are a part of my life. RIP you are truely a STARR. love you always.

1273 days ago


mike starr was a great musician he was enjoyed by many its so sad you had to go so soon. i love ya man i will never forget you

1272 days ago


Happy birthday mike! we will miss you. a great looking kid and such a talent. god bless to your family and ex band mates!!

1263 days ago


RIP Mike...we miss you so much...

1257 days ago
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