Mike Starr's Friends Refute Suicide Rumors
(Rock News Desk) Friends of former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr have refuted the suggestion he killed himself – saying that he was making big plans for the future.
Starr, 44, was found dead on Tuesday after mixing methadone with an anti-anxiety drug, three weeks after having been arrested in possession of prescription pills for which he had no prescription. The mixture can stop the breathing reflex – and that's what's believed to have killed Starr. But his associates insist it was accidental, and he didn't plan to end his life.
Brett Gunn, a bandmate and Starr's sponsor on the Alcoholics Anonymous programme, tells the Salt Lake Tribune: "I don't think it was suicide. We had a lot of plans. more on this story
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