Thursday, March 10, 2011

Alice In Chains: Mike Starr’s last voice mail

TMZ.com reports it has obtained the last voicemail left by former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr hours before he died.

Starr, 44, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon in a house in Salt Lake City.

On the tape, for a person he was trying to score drugs from, Mike says he's willing to pay whatever it costs to get his hands on some "bud," and insists, "I need it so bad."

Hear the audio at TMZ here.

Starr was reportedly "mixing" methadone and anxiety medication hours before he died, Starr's roommate told TMZ.com. According to his roommate, Starr had been taking methadone recently in an effort to get sober, but had also been using anxiety medication since he was arrested last month and found in possession of a control substance.

Starr's roommate added, "Mike was a beautiful person who was fighting to stay sober . . . I am going to miss him greatly."

Police called to the scene when Starr's body was discovered said that foul play was not suspected, but that drugs were found near the body.

Starr was a founding member of Alice In Chains and played on its first two albums, but was kicked out of the band in 1993 because of his drug problems.

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See also:

Alice In Chains issue statement on passing of Mike Starr
Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr found dead