Police reportedly found Starr’s body in a Salt Lake City home after being called to the house Tuesday (March 7) afternoon.
Starr’s struggle with addiction to a range of drugs — heroin, methadone, crystal meth, cocaine and pot — was chronicled on both “Celebrity Rehab” and “Sober House,” where he shared space with fellow in-recovery addicts Heidi Fleiss, Tom Sizemore and Dennis Rodman.
One topic Starr returned to again and again in treatment as a continuing source of pain was the 2002 death of Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley. And although he had a difficult time staying clean, he appeared to ultimately prevail over his addictions, returning in a season 4 episode to talk about his triumph.
In February, Starr was arrested on two felony counts of possession when he was busted with painkillers and an anti-anxiety drug, neither of which were prescribed to him.
Below, Starr shares his unresolved feelings about the death of bandmate Staley: