Layne Staley's condo

Death Location in Seattle, Washington

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Layne Staley's condo

This is the condo where Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley was found dead.

It is located at 4528 8th Avenue NE in Seattle, Washington.

Staley rose to fame in the early 1990s as one of the pioneers of Seattle's grunge movement.

On April 19th, 2002, the singer's body was discovered at this apartment building during a welfare check. The check was carried out after his accountants realized that there had been no withdrawals from his bank account for over two weeks.

Inside, the police found Staley's partially decomposed remains in the living room, surrounded by drug paraphernalia. He had been dead since April 5th.

A subsequent toxicology report showed that he had overdosed on a speedball, which is a mixture of heroin and cocaine.

Staley's mother, Nancy McCallum, said that he was in rehab more than a dozen times. However, he was unable to kick his drug habit.

In the last four years of his life, the singer became a recluse who rarely left this condo building in Seattle's U District.

During this period, he lost a lot of weight and started looking extremely sick and malnourished. When family and friends attempted to call him or knock on his door, they often received no answer.

Reports suggest that he spent his final years taking drugs, playing video games, and creating artwork.

Layne Staley death location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


4528 8th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington, WA 98105, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the condo are:

47.662038, -122.319241


The building is called Grandview Plaza. It is situated in the University District of Seattle, close to the intersection between NE 45th Street and 8th Avenue NE.


Photos of the condo and other related images.

Staley's condo

Condo location

This is an aerial image of the condo building on 8th Avenue, which is just around the corner from NE 45th Street.

The building was constructed in 1996.

Staley's former penthouse condo is on the top floor. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and is 1,535 square feet in size.

He purchased the property for $262,000 on April 30th, 1997. It was last sold for $799,990 in August 2017.

Interestingly, the entrance is only a few feet away from the bar where serial killer Ted Bundy met his girlfriend, Liz Kloepfer.


Staley's apartment

This is a Google Street View image of the back of the building. The red arrow is pointing towards Staley's balcony at the top.

He was found dead on his couch

Layne Staley condo

Staley was found dead on his couch in the living room. The comparison image above shows the exact spot where the police discovered his body.

The photo on the left was taken in 2002. The photo on the right is from 2017.

Layne Staley

Layne Staley

This is an image of the front of the building, as well as various photographs of Staley.

The singer was 34 years old at the time of his death. During the nineties, his heroin addiction became widely publicized due to his worsening physical appearance.

It also forced Alice in Chains to cancel tours and go on a hiatus.

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