Terrible news to pass along. TMZ is reporting that Mike Starr, former Alice in Chains bassist and cast member on Celebrity Rehab 3 and Sober House 2, has passed away at the age of 44. His cause of death is currently unknown, but it’s worth noting that Starr was arrested in Salt Lake City last month for possession of a controlled substance.
As we saw during the third season of Celebrity Rehab, Starr continued to harbor enormous feelings of guilt and regret over the death of his friend and Alice in Chains bandmate, Layne Staley, up until the time of his passing.
We’ll continue to share more information with you as soon as it comes in.
Sober House airs its finale tonight (get a sneak right here). But it looks like Dr. Drew isn’t the biggest fan of Lance, the self-proclaimed “Moron in the Morning,” from VH1′s Free Radio. Check the clip above to get a taste of our comedy. It’s second season premieres on Thursday, April 2.
Our improvised comedy reveals the cluckish side of “celebrity, mediocrity, and talk radio,” pulling back the curtain on the dynamics of the studio, and revealing a “glorious train wreck of botched celebrity interviews, on-air tantrums and generally lovable buffoonery.”
Watch a full episode of Free Radio from last season, with Lance working with an office temp.