Mike Starr, 'Celebrity Rehab' alum, dead -- report

mike_starr.jpgMike Starr, the former bassist for '90s-era grunge rockers "Alice in Chains" who was more recently seen on season three of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," is dead, according to TMZ.

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:



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