Mike Starr, Former Alice in Chains Bassist, Found Dead

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Mike Starr, the former bassist for Alice in Chains and a cast member on Celebrity Rehab in 2009, has died. He was 44 years old.

The musician's body was found in a Salt Lake City home this afternoon.

Starr, who left the aforementioned band in 1993, was arrested last month for felony possession of a controlled substance, as Utah police say he had six Xanax pills and six Opana pills on him when he was busted.

Says Mike's dad to TMZ: "It's a terrible shock and tragedy," while Dr. Drew Tweeted in:

"Devastating to hear of Mike Starr succumbing to his illness. So very sad. Our prayers are with his family."

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