|RIP Mike Starr|
Starr played on Alice in Chains first two albums. Drugs likely took him, as they did former AIC front man Layne Staley.
Are drugs part of the rock image? Yes. Does it make it any less sad when we hear such news though? No. Most of us really do not want to see someone burn out. Fading away might not be graceful, but deep down we would all rather see music stars just ease into a less social existence than end up like a Kurt Cobain.
RIP Mr. Starr. May you and Mr. Staley put on a kick a$$ show for the man above.