Layne Staley 1967 - 2002

Confirmed: Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley, 34 Posted: Saturday, April 20th, 2002 2:30 pm
Alice In Chains - Layne StaleyIt’s been confirmed Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley was found dead in his apartment. He was 34.
Tests were required to establish the identity because the body which had started to decompose.
The cause of death had not been determined, a representative of the King County Medical Examiner’s office said.
Police did not immediately release details on anything that was found at the scene, and a spokesman did not respond to several messages. …

In a 1996 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Staley spoke of how his drug use influenced his lyrics.