April 22, 2002
Lyrics | AIC
April 19, 2002, our friend Layne Staley was found dead in his Seattle
all managed to come together in Seattle; it's good to be with friends and
family as we struggle to deal with this immense loss...and try to
celebrate this immense life. We are looking for all the usual things:
comfort, purpose, answers, something to hold on to, a way to let him go in
Mostly, we are feeling heartbroken over the death of our
beautiful friend. He was a sweet man with a keen sense of humor and a deep
sense of humanity. He was an amazing musician, an inspiration, and a
comfort to so many. He made great music and gifted it to the world. We are
proud to have known him, to be his friend, and to create music with him.
For the past decade, Layne struggled greatly--we can only hope
that he has at last found some peace.
We love you, Layne. Dearly.
And we will miss you...endlessly.
Layne's family has asked that
the media honor their privacy as they mourn their loss; we ask that you
respect their request.
Contributions can be made in Layne's
Eastside Recovery Center
1412 140th Place NE
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