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Mike Starr (musician)

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Mike Starr
Birth nameMichael Christopher Star
Born(1966-04-04)April 4, 1966
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
DiedMarch 8, 2011(2011-03-08) (aged 44)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
GenresAlternative metal, grunge, alternative rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, bassist
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1984–2011
Associated actsAlice in Chains, Sun Red Sun, Days of the New, Gypsy Rose, SATO

Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr (April 4, 1966 – March 8, 2011) was an American musician. He is best known as the playing bass guitar in Alice in Chains.

Starr was an original member of Alice in Chains since they were formed in 1987. Starr left Alice in Chains in 1993 which lead singer Layne Staley said to be "just a difference in priorities. We wanted to continue intense touring and press, Mike was ready to go home.".[1]

Starr appeared on the VH1 television series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010.

Police found Starr dead on March 8, 2011.[2] Dr. Drew said that Starr's death was caused from "a prescription-drug overdose."[3]