Layne Staley Cause of Death Determined
The Seattle coroner’s office has determined that Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley died of an overdose caused by a speedball – a fatal mixture of heroin and cocaine. The drugs were self administered. Staley officially died on April 5, coincidentally the anniversary of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain’s suicide. Staley’s body decomposed for two weeks before anyone found him.