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Layne Staley of AIC Has Died

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Apr. 20th, 2002 | 03:27 am
posted by: childofpunk76 in loud

This is from http://www.king5.com:

Alice in Chains lead singer dies

Jim Klockow

SEATTLE – The lead singer to the Seattle-based grunge rock band Alice in Chains died Friday afternoon.

Layne Staley was 34. He was born in Kirkland, Wash. where he grew up.

A King County medical examiner's investigator said his office collected a body from the address in the 4500 block of 8th Ave. N.E. Friday night and planned an autopsy Saturday. The Medical Examiners office refused to confirm the identity of the deceased.

Unofficial reports suggested that Staley died of a drug overdose.

Alice in Chains was one of a handful of grunge rock bands that became a national sensation by bridging the gap between hard rock and alternative music.

In addition to its minimalist, hard-driving music, heroin was also part of the grunge scene.

Alice in Chains was forced to cancel a 1994 tour after Staley admitted his battle with heroin addiction, a drug that had taken a toll on other Seattle musicians, including Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Cobain’s own struggle with heroin was well known long before he committed suicide in 1994.

Just three months later, Hole bassist Kristen Pfafff’s body was found in the bathtub of her Seattle apartment. She too had died of an overdose.

Staley was born Aug. 2, 1967 in Kirkland, Wash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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from: mudbaybee
date: Apr. 20th, 2002 01:32 am (UTC)

Ohhhhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyy God.. I am soooo sad right now.. :( :( :(


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from: gosc
date: Apr. 20th, 2002 05:57 am (UTC)

Damn it!

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from: starmeat
date: Apr. 20th, 2002 07:31 am (UTC)

Poop on a mother fucking stick. I just watched Grind.

*le sigh*.

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