Layne Staley

Layne Staley
1967 - 2002
Layne Staley  American Singer

Layne Staley dating history


Layne Staley was engaged to Demri Parrott (1992 - 1994).

Layne Staley was in relationships with Debby Brawford (1988), Simone Starr, Kristen Pfaff and Tabitha Soren.


American Singer Layne Staley was born Layne Rutherford Staley on 22nd August, 1967 in Kirkland, Washington, USA and passed away on 5th Apr 2002 Seattle, Washington, USA aged 34. He is most remembered for Lead singer of Alice in Chains. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Layne Staley was in an on-screen matchup with Demri Parrott in 1991 MTV Video Music Awards (1991).

Layne Staley is a member of the following lists: American rock singers, American singer-songwriters and Columbia Records artists.


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Relationship Statistics

Engaged1 5 years, 10 months - -
Dating4 - - -
Total5 5 years, 10 months 1 year, 2 months -


First Name Layne
Middle Name Rutherford
Last Name Staley
Full Name at Birth Layne Rutherford Staley
Alternative Name Layne Elmer, Layne Rutherford Staley, Layne Thomas Staley, Alice, Layne Staley
Birthday 22nd August, 1967
Birthplace Kirkland, Washington, USA
Died 5th April, 2002
Place of Death Seattle, Washington, USA
Cause of Death Mixture of Heroin and Cocaine known as Speedball
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, Washington, USA
Occupation Text Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Lead singer of Alice in Chains
Music Genre (Text) Alternative metal, Heavy Metal, Grunge, Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Glam Metal, Speed Metal, Industrial Rock, Hard Rock, Glam Metal (early Career)
Year(s) Active 1979–2002, 1984–1998
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Bongos, Bass Guitar
Record Label Columbia
Associated Acts Alice in Chains, Mad Season, Class of '99, Alice N' Chains, Sleze, Class of '99, Alice N' Chains
Official Websites,
Father Phil Staley, Jim Elmer (step father)
Mother Nancy McCallum Staley

Layne Thomas Staley (born Layne Rutherford Staley, August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) was an American musician best known as the original lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which rose to international fame in the early 1990s as part of Seattle's grunge movement, becoming known for Staley's distinct vocal style and tenor voice as well as the harmonized vocals between him and guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell. Staley was also a member of the glam metal bands Sleze and Alice N' Chains, and the supergroups Mad Season and Class of '99.

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Partner Comparison

Layne Staley34 LeoSinger
Demri Parrott27 PiscesModel (Adult/Glamour)
Debby Brawford56 Sagittarius
Simone Starr-Model (Adult/Glamour)
Kristen Pfaff27 GeminiBassist
Tabitha Soren56 LeoPersonality


Alice in Chains: Get Born Again1999Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Again1996Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Heaven Beside You1996Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Grind1995Layne StaleyMusic Video
Mad Season: River of Deceit1995Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: No Excuses1994Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: I Stay Away1994Layne Staley (voice)Music Video
Alice in Chains: What the Hell Have I?1993Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Rooster1993Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Down in a Hole1993Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Them Bones1992Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Would?1992Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Angry Chair1992Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Man in the Box1991Layne StaleyMusic Video
Forced Entry: Never A Know, But The No1991Second GuitaristMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Sea of Sorrow, Version 21991Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: Sea of Sorrow, Version 11991Layne StaleyMusic Video
Alice in Chains: We Die Young1990Layne StaleyMusic Video
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Posted commentsView all comments (28)

NoelleMay 11, 2014

Why is Kristen Pfaff on here? I never heard anything about her being with Layne. No confirmation, no nothing.

sandraApr 23, 2014

I was married to the late Mike Starr who passed away in Utah in 96 Sandra Starr

sandraMar 7, 2014

we all love Layne he been gone for 12 years my kids are going to miss theier dad as much as I do he should not have left us this way love Sandra aka tabitha

JaneOct 2, 2013

I don't understand why his marriage didn't get any media coverage. I could've sworn that it was at least in one or two magazine articles. He was head over heels over her.

lynnJan 25, 2013

That Tabitha rumor was SO DUMB and clearly false why is she listed here? There is NO evidence they were ever together. That "pencil" story sounds like a fake rumor started by a catty employee. Someone just so happened to "walk in on them" when she was asking for a "pencil in the butt"? And who the hell would ask for a pencil in the butt? Dumb 7th grade rumors.

CrazzydrummerCrazzydrummerAug 16, 2010

As of now I bet you got me wrong

angelJul 13, 2010

I was married to Layne...we met when I was dancing in Seattle...he was also with Kirsten Pfaff from hole...Ladies man my boy.

jeanFeb 24, 2010

yet i fight this battle all alone, no one to cry to , no place to call home.

Jennifer PalmerJan 5, 2010

Words can not explain how wonderfull Layne Staley was in every way. He was and still is the most beautiful man I have ever seen, and by far had the best voice.

colie916Jan 2, 2010

Layne was such a beautiful person, both on the inside and out. It is such a tragedy to lose such an angel. We love and miss you so much Layne. See you on the other side.

bnshepDec 21, 2009

someone needs to add that an encounter he`s known to have had is with tabitha soren.

aliceinchains8989Dec 5, 2009


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