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Mike Starr, Alice in Chains Bassist, Dies at 44

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Mar. 9 2011, Published 3:17 p.m. ET

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Mike Starr, the original bassist for Alice in Chains, has died. The police found him in his home in Salt Lake City but were unable to confirm the cause of death. He was 44.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, the band issued this statement: “Members of Alice in Chains are mourning the loss of their friend and ask that the media respect their privacy – and the privacy of the Starr family – during this difficult time. Their thoughts & prayers are with the Starr family.”

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