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The day after former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead in his home, we may have a better idea of what led to this tragedy.

While autopsy results have not been revealed, Starr's roommate tells TMZ his friend was "mixing" methadone and anxiety medication hours before he died. He had reportedly been using the former in an effort to get sober, while downing the latter to deal stress from his arrest last month.

Says the roommate: "Mike was a beautiful person who was fighting to stay sober... I am going to miss him greatly."

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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."