The major of Seattle Jenny Durkan has proclaimed August 22, 2019 to be “Layne Staley Day”. The late Alice In Chains frontman would have turned 52 years old today.
“Layne Staley Day” is a call to attention to the Layne Staley Memorial Fund, which was established by Layne’s parents in 2002. The organization strives to provide “hope, education, support and treatment funds for heroin recovery in the Seattle music community.”
“We support our residents who struggle with substance use disorder, and commend Layne Staley Memorial Fund for providing hope, education, support and treatment funds for heroin recovery in the Seattle community,” the document reads. “The city of Seattle celebrates Layne’s artistry and the promotion of the arts in Seattle as we work toward a more vibrant, healthy and safe city.”