March 9, 2011

A number of hard rock/heavy metal musicians have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts and condolences on the passing of former ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Starr, who was found dead in his Salt Lake City, Utah yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, March 8).

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES): "Really tragic news about Mike Starr. RIP."

Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE): "RIP Mike Starr. Another fallen soldier to addiction... :("

Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES, ADLER'S APPETITE): "I love and will miss my brother Mike Starr and I'm doing whatever it takes to not hurt all my friends and family that way!! Peace and love my brother Mike Starr!!!"

Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES): "Drugs and alcohol aren't a joke. Please take care of yourself and respect yourself. We lost Mike Starr today. Rest in Peace man."

Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD): "RIP Mike Starr... I watched his struggle on 'Celebrity Rehab' and had my fingers crossed for his recovery... this disease kills... sad stuff..."

Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD): "Horrible news. RIP Mike Starr."

Starr was found dead in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday afternoon (March 8),according to Starr, who was a founding member of the group and played on its first two albums, was 44 years old. Police who were called to the scene said that foul play was not suspected, but that drugs were found near the body. Starr's father told, "It's a terrible shock and tragedy."

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