since Alice In Chains is my alltime favourite band, I am deeply shocked with the loss of this immense performer. In honour to my dear friend I replaced my website with this official AIC anouncement. My feelings go out to all the relatives, friends and fans of Layne. May he live in our hearts forever Click here for a Tribute to Layne

April 22, 2002

On April 19, 2002, our friend Layne Staley was found dead in his Seattle home.

Yesterday, we 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 peace.

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 name to:
Eastside Recovery Center
1412 140th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98007

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