He says details about the cause or circumstances of the 44-year-old's death were not immediately available.
Ex-Alice in Chains bassist dies in Salt Lake City →
"I used to hold in a lot of feelings. I'd smile a lot but I was really miserable. I didn't know it at the time, but I've figured it out since. When I was on stage, I could make people laugh," he said in 1985.
'Taxi,' 'Grease' star Jeff Conaway dies at 60 →