‘Celebrity Rehab’s’ Mike Starr Found Dead In Salt Lake City
First Published: March 8, 2011 7:50 PM EST Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Former “Celebrity Rehab” Season 3 patient Mike Starr has died.
Authorities found the body of the former Alice in Chains bassist in a Salt Lake City home on Tuesday, TMZ reported.
Starr, 44, was arrested last month on felony possession of a controlled substance, according to the website.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, who treats the patients on “Celebrity Rehab,” Tweeted his condolences over the news.
“Devastating to hear of Mike Starr succumbing to his illness. So very sad. Our prayers are with his family,” Dr. Drew wrote.
Starr had said on the show he did not want to end up like his former bandmate, Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley, who died of a heroin overdose in 2002.
Starr played bass for the grunge band between 1987 and 1993, playing on the band’s breakthrough album, “Dirt.” He was eventually replaced by Mike Inez in 1993.
Starr was on the 2010 edition of “Celebrity Rehab” alongside Tom Sizemore, Heidi Fleiss, Mackenzie Phillips, Dennis Rodman, Mindy McCready and Kari Ann Peniche. He later appeared on VH1’s “Sober House.”
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