Layne Staley

Alice In Chains

Died: 2002-04-05
Age: 34
Cause: Drugs

Autopsy, toxicology reports determine Alice in Chains frontman died April 5, two weeks before his body was found.
The death certificate reads Staley's death resulted from "an acute intoxication due to the combined effects of opiate (heroin) and cocaine." The death was classified as "accidental."
The lethal combination goes by the name "speedball" in drug circles. The same ingredients contributed to the deaths of comedian John Belushi in 1982 and actor River Phoenix in 1993.

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