Demri Lara Parrot


Demri Lara Parrot was a beautiful woman and most people who will come here looking for information will come because they know her as Layne Staley’s girlfriend or because they knew her and are curious what they’ll find online about her. Well, unfortunately there’s not a lot of information online about Demri. Very few people have posted pictures and even fewer of her friends have come forward to talk about her. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe they think it’s rude to write about her online.. I don’t share that opinion.


She was my friend and I know people who love Layne and his music are interested in finding out who she was and I think she’d think that was cool. I also know that she would like it if someone she knew posted her pictures and talked about who she was. Demri was incredible and she deserves to be remembered.

Demri passed away Oct. 29, 1996 and those who knew her.. miss her. I think about her often.

I’m dedicating this page to Demri and Layne and their love, life and friendship.

You can view all my pictures here.. (not my account but basically all the pictures I have are there as well) My account is

I hope people enjoy the pictures and leave a comment.

Pictures of Demri:

Birth: Feb. 22, 1969
Death: Oct. 29, 1996

Here are my Favorite photos of Demri.. there’s not very many to be found online and I’ve lost all of mine so this is all we have to remember her by. I wish her family and friends who have others would share.. :(

Rosheen Raugi (my best friend and Dem’s girlfriend) and Demri Parrott

Demri was a close friend of mine for many years and losing her hurt everyone that loved her. If you’ve read some of the stories about her online, please take them with a grain of salt and take heed to the sources.
Pay attention to the ones that say she was super funny and beautiful and a very sick “tiny” little girl who was basically seduced and taken captive by heroin. She was a talented young woman who died before she even turned 30 or got the chance to have a child or have a career or get married. She missed out on so many things because of a little bad luck, drugs and her stubburn ass. I always used to say she burned her candle at both ends and that was truly how she lived her life and no one could reign her in. No one.

If I could say one thing to the people who are searching her out online. I’d say.. never do hard drugs and I’m not just saying that because that’s the right thing to say in this situation I’m saying it because that’s what Demri would want me to say. She loved people and she’d never want to think that people romantasized her life and her death and maybe tried heroin to see what it was like because her and Layne did it. Just remember you can die the first time you do it and never forget that. If your already addicted then please get help. Soon.

If you ever need to talk please feel free to contact me and please leave comments below in memory of Demri and Layne.

Maybe she was a Sucubus?… Maybe? I don’t think she meant to be if she was but two of my friends who were lovers of hers.. are dead and died YOUNG!

Lilith (1892) by John Collier in Southport Atkinson Art Gallery

Please leave a comment in memory of Demri Parrot.

Tribute Video

People have even made tribute videos to Demri and Layne which I think is really cool.. this is one of them..

  1. Laura05-21-16

    Demri is in the “Sea of Sorrow” vid. Why are people so afraid to admit that she’s in a couple of AIC’s videos??? Anyways, live life & love, be kind to everyone.

    • Victoria05-22-16

      No. Demri did not do any modeling for the band. Her mother said it many times, the directors/produces said the same.

  2. Laura05-16-16

    I seem to find new info on both Demri & Layne almost every day, thanks to this site & others. Both had wonderful, kind, sweet souls. Wishing they both were alive today, married with kids. I think Layne would have made a great daddy. Wishing doesn’t bring them back, unfortunately.

  3. laura03-02-16

    Ok, question never answered. So, Demri never looked for a real job. She did heroin, didn’t want to stop, even though Layne tried, and lived how she wanted, no matter what. My question was about a job, I’ve learned so differently over the years. Demri instead wanted to make her decoupage and special gifts, model for different photographers, still do heroin, and die young. Per se, AIC’s lyrics, “You’ve always told me you’d not live past 25.” Plus friend’s saying she wanted to join the “27” club, with Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Curt Cobain, etc. Layne tried to get her into rehab, and most likely paid her ENORMOUS hospitable bills, yet pig valve heart or not, she wanted to die. And she did, making the “27” club. So sad, both her and Layne. Layne for being sucked in and paying for everything, unless her rich family did something. I love Demri and Layne, but not receiving an answer after so many years, realizing she wanted no job, lived off Layne or others, and did and died as SHE wanted. Demri lived and died on her terms, no one stopping her.

    • SASSY03-21-16

      Was her family rich? Doesn’t seem like it. I think Demri dropped out of high school in the 11th grade and had a retail job and when Alice In Chains signed a record deal she quit working.

      • Isabelle04-20-16

        I have read that she did go on tour with AIC in the beginning. I can see why she would have to quit her job since she would have to miss work months at a time.

        • SASSY04-22-16

          I don’t want to come across as rude but Demri didn’t seem to do anything but live off of Layne. The other guys didn’t bring their girlfriends then I saw the quote from Layne explaining the cover of Dirt. I’d love to know what exactly she did to him. When it come to these two the whole story is never told.

          • Isabelle05-17-16

            I’ll have to check that out. I didn’t know anything about that Dirt cover.

            • Victoria05-22-16

              Layne’s exact words: “This album cover … i like to refer to it as ‘revenge’,” Staley begins, laughing hysterically. “The song ‘Dirt’ was written to a certain person who basically buried my ass, so the woman on the album cover is kinda of the portrayal of that person being sucked down into the dirt (laughs), instead of me. The picture is the spitting image of her, and it wasn’t even planned. Actually, I was pretty angry about it when I first saw it – she’s not happy about it either (laughs).It was real eerie.” During the concert: “This is about a bitch that destroyed me”, snarls Staley as he introduces ‘Dirt’ itself. “So I destroyed her back with this song.”
              I noticed that Layne often sounded kinda negative when he mentioned Demri in his interviews (for ex. Jerry never said a bad word about his ex-girlfriend). So I have been always wondering about the real nature of their relationship and their personalities.

          • Victoria05-22-16

            In the new book it’s said that Demri was dating one of Layne’s friends when he was on tour. Maybe that was the exact reason for his anger or maybe it was something else. I really want Jerry or Sean say something about these two together, but I heard they did not like Dem at all, they never even mentioned her.

            • SASSY05-22-16

              New book????? What book?

              • Victoria05-23-16

                Alice in Chains: The Untold Story by David de Sola.

  4. Susan02-22-16

    Happy Birthday may you and Layne have met in Heaven and be happy forever

  5. Lisa Vondane08-02-15

    I love this site. I came upon it earlier & have read everything on it. Thank you for putting this together.
    Obviously, I didn’t know Demri, but in a way feel like I do. Her stunning smile is so welcoming & comforting. I can tell that she was a one of a kind spirit. She & I have the same body type (tiny/petite/short) & hair as well. I tried to email you directly but the link is down. I’d love to speak more to you. Please email me:
    Or find me/add me on facebook.

    Thank you so much. I wish you well.

  6. Alex03-07-14

    Nobody knows how hard it is! Happy one minute and crying the next. Knowing it’s wrong and the repercussions are dyer but none of it matters when you’re on. You become for the moment. Slowly lose the most important things, your loved ones, your life meaning and total existance. In the end that is what he felt! Just a wild guess. Great site of 2 people that loved one another till death do us part. Sad but they are in a better place.

  7. crystal02-25-14

    Nice site you have set up here. I enjoyed reading about Layne’s great love. They were two very beautiful people. Layne was so incredibly talented. I know he is in a better place now as is she.

  8. Sadie01-03-14

    Do you think it’s possible that Demri or Layne were Reincarnated? Also how tall was Demri?

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  10. MARTHA12-05-13

    1. A drawing made byLayne shortly after the death of Demri. (Fabiola’ profile)

    2. For those who love Demri (Layne’s Girl) Here she is in the late 80’s with her close friend Fabiola.

    3. Layne Staley, Demri Parrott and Debbie Murphy at the Pantera show in the Mercer Arena, Seattle. 7/19/94.


  11. migrantwing11-12-13

    I found this blog a few weeks ago and noticed that a few people have posted videos thinking there is footage of Demri, which Barbara said were not clips of Demri. I recently watched Pearl Jam 20 again and there is possible footage of Demri with Andrew Wood (RIP) from Mother Love Bone. I didn’t know the girl at all (I’m from England) but I hope it is her, mainly for Barbara’s sake :) I have enclosed a screen capture below.

    • Barbara11-12-13

      I wish it was her but nope again not her.. sad huh? She was never acknowledged anywhere.. why do you think I made this website?

      • Adrienne07-08-15

        This is a wonderful site. Value does not lie in fame but in people themselves, yet I’m glad Layne was famous because otherwise I would never know anything about him or Demri. She sounds like someone I’d be friends with, if the timing & circumstances had aligned for us to meet. I understand that her loved ones lost A LOT when she died, but it’s nice to know she’s NOT “gone.” I’m glad I could read about who she was.

  12. Barbara09-28-13

    Testing commenting on the site

  13. Emma09-21-13

    Hey Barbara

    Well done on such a great website, fantastic! A question for you if that’s ok… How long were you friends with Layne and Demri, what year did you meet them? Thanks! :)

  14. Be09-08-13

    Hi Barbara, do you know if this is Demri walking down the stairs at 0.46seconds in the River of Deceit clip?

    Also I read somewhere that AIC wanted all the girlfriends in the Sea of Sorrow clip but they couldn’t get Demri at the time. Not sure if it’s true, but what a shame.

  15. laura09-04-13

    I love Demri. I’ve started doing decoupage like she did, besides trying to write a children’s book, but the one question i always had was, was Demri wanting a real job or any job? It hasn’t been answered so i guess the answer is “no”. Still love her. What was she like in the early years before Alice in Chains became famous?

  16. christine Harto08-28-13

    Why are people saying that Layne and Demri had a child? I have never actually seen any reports of it and it is kind of disturbing that people would lie about something like that. I know that there are alot of false stories and things like that out there. I was just wondering if there was ANY truth to it. They were two very beautiful people and an ugly drug took them. I FINALLY overcame my addiction to it and it was a very hard battle. I hope they are at peace now.

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  19. becca cornwell06-05-13

    I thought that Demri was so beautiful and sweet and layne and her were made for eachother rip to 2 both beautiful wonderful people

  20. Shaun05-15-13

    Does anyone know where I can order professional prints of Demri? I’ve been a big fan of the love she had with Layne, as well as Xana. I would love a portrait of her professional shots. I also a decoupage artist and she her pictures would look fabulous in my projects…not for profit of course.

    I just love their dark but beautiful story….people can say that toward the end he wanted nothing to do with her and she was bad for him,,,whatever people choose to believe. But I have seen and felt love like this…and it does not go away. Spirits find each other…they belong together. Laynes mother had said that you don’t need to be a rock star and take such a path…I think her words were to live a boring predictable lifestyle because your life is the most important thing. Of course I believe this, they would be alive today….but I believe what happened was a morbid destiny that would find them somehow, no matter what. They paid with their lives, but they are together in a place we cannot feel…. They were geniuses, and like many of the greatest artists of our time, died a young and tragic death…but their legacy goes on forever.

    Barb, I am so glad I found this page. Thank you for what you’ve done. I hope we can hear more from Demri’s friends one day….she means a lot to us, she is magical.

    I went to Aic this week, reluctantly, because I do not like Will, but I was able to get a single ticket for very cheap. I was quite an emotional night….I don’t know if anyone’s noticed but they only played a couple of songs that were laynes creations,not Jerry’s….I still had a great time….and this guy came up to me and told me my Mother Love Bone was the “shirt of the nite, by a long shot”….it was great because someone else knew of better days….

    I’m so emotional because of this site. An I’m so grateful. I am excited to be an active poster, and will help spread the word about it….

    • Christine01-25-14

      I am FB friends with Jack Plasky and he has a website where he has prints of Demri, layne, Xana and several more! As always thanks for such a great site Barbara I come back a few times a month to check it out or reread. Hope 2014 has been great for everyone so far, just passed my 4 year clean date so it’s been great for me!
      Much love,

  21. Vlad04-13-13

    The problem with this story is that is based on passion. One can not have divine result which is derived from lust. In the case of Layne, he said it clearly “My pain is selfchosen”, thus he prefers to suffer, endorsing his ego, “concentrate on dying”. I think though he had some guilt in him, but i could only guess. Demri i don’t know at all, she is full of mysticism, which i concider the reason for her admiration by everybody. People worship always that which that they can see, but can’t understand, and in the same time they like it.
    I suspect she had emotional problems on her own. Probably… oh what am i doing here screwing around with people’s lives and deaths. Don’t mind me i still have flesh

  22. Bran04-12-13

    Jealousy is messed up to begin with.
    but when you’re jealous of someone you’ve never met, to the point where you make a personal attack (especially since that person is deceased), you’re beyond fucked in the head.

    I guess some people don’t believe in Karma.

  23. HML04-11-13

    The way you talk is like she did something personal to you. Otherwise, why the nasty attitude? You seem like quite a bitter chick.

    • admin04-12-13

      That girl is obviously nuts so next time you see posts from someone like this just let me know ASAP so I can block them. That girl is now blocked from even viewing the site let alone commenting on it and the weird thing is she spent close to 3 hours on the site and left 5 comments all with the same theme.. all about what a piece of shit Demri was and how she deserved to die etc etc… so, obviously she has serious boredom or worse issues to be saying things about someone who she does not know and that died probably when she was a still little kid so yeh .. weirdo’s are everywhere… so please everyone just let me know so I can block them please. Email me at

  24. Pauline Lazo03-30-13

    Love that you created this site in memory of them. Yes we do wonder who they really were. I love seeing pictures. Thank you for sharing. two beautiful people were lost but i know they are together again somewhere i feel it.

  25. Anna03-12-13

    Hi…I doubt your friend was a “Sucubus”. She was in the same boat as her deceased lovers. Not a solid boat and they all drowned. An addict often is surrounded by addicts. IMHO, I don’t see interpersonal blame, just tragedy. The tragedy is they died before/after they could be helped or were in a place to help themselves. I don’t think it’s because one addict is “worse”. Look at the past of some recovering’s a mystery to me why some get a second chance here and other don’t. i.e. John Frusciante and his ex gf of formerly of RHCP fame. Epic addiction saga. Not ANY better than Layne & Demri, just luckier. I find it impossible to believe that a person would freely choose to feel how it feels to be a slave to opiates for years on end.
    While would I guess any of this? I have my life, but that’s Seriously, my ex bf died 18 mos ago of an OD at the age of 37. Herion had been his drug of choice and he was never happy on it..just chasing pain of various sources. He hurted. Badly. I often get the feeling he’s found relief, heart-rending as it is.
    I sincerely apologize if anything I said is way off base, since I didn’t know your friends. Clearly you were and ARE a true friend. Peace 2 u & urs

  26. john03-02-13

    thank you for providing info on Demri, I always loved AIC and always felt the passion and pain Layne conveyed through his music. Im sure her death was behind the song “died”.
    I am glad I took the time to find out who she was and help be a part in keeping her memory alive

  27. Melissa Calderon02-28-13

    I have always liked Alice in Chains as a band but nothing aside from appreciation for the music. I professionally work as an Astrologer. Lately I have been doing research astrologically on the Seattle scene. I have an understanding of the spiritual side of life doing what I do and I am also very intuitive. Last night before bed I asked for some guidance on this research and the person who popped in my dream world was Layne Staley. I was generally shocked because honestly of all the Seattle bands I was sort of leaving that research until last because my focus was elsewhere. I was more concentrating on Pearl Jam and Mother Love Bone stuff because I am a huge fan of those bands. So to put this in perspective…. I have never even seen an interview with Layne. I have had more exposure to Cantrell through various videos. So I had no idea what his persona was at all. I feel he is trying to reach out and I wanted to help him because I could tell he was such a gentle beautiful soul. I woke up and watched a video on him right away to see if the persona I encountered matched his and I was pleasantly surprised that it did.I love the music I don’t usually focus on people’s private stuff but I always surmised that Layne was more of a tough guy but I also genuinely did not know either way. I am not seeking anything or being some weird kooky fan because of this experience. I just have a compassion for him and feel he was trying to talk to someone. If the people who knew him personally would like a full detail of the dream feel free to contact me. In the dream I actually witnessed some things that don’t sit right with me about his death but not sure I would feel comfortable sharing it on the forum until his friends approve it out of respect. I would like to know If Layne followed any kind of spiritual path or mysticism or even had an interest or discussed it with anyone.

  28. Kimberly Kramer02-20-13

    Good for you for carrying her on. To me that’s the best tribute to a persons life and the greatest way to honor a friendship by not letting their memory die with their body, especially when you know they should still be here, and would want to be if they could. Keep that beautiful woman alive on the only level you can, she deserves nothing less from the people who loved her. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Alexandra02-15-13

    It’s very sad story.. Beautiful man and woman.. Please write me, if you can! I miss them but I don’t know them. I’m from Russia)

  30. tricia02-06-13

    Amazing and tragic story….these were real people…just like people we know minus rock star status….a lot of broken people. It doesn’t have to end this way.

  31. Michael10-31-12

    I need assist in completing information for the movie I am producing ..”Shadows”,…as I have said this is a love story and I would be honored to have someone ask me to read the opening scene for the movie. We are casting now, but…I need input from people that knew these angels personally. Yes I am an old man and “grunge” was not my thing but love and life cross all boundries. Please be nice to me, I have had a few hateful comments like “I am just doing it for glory, or money” but I am giving all the proceeds to the Layne Stayley rehab center.
    I have lost three children in my life and visit the graves as often as I can. I miss them too. I know the loved ones pain.
    Two of my boys have exp. abandoment and I have seen the pain and hell they endured. They are my life and I theirs. “Love your children well”
    So please help me do this correctly and honorably.

  32. Wendy Odum10-26-12

    ….and more of a HUMAN as a ghost…than such a cruel and hateful living thing could hope to ever be.

  33. Wendy Odum10-26-12

    It doesn’t surprise me at all that some judgemental…jealous hag would try to cast an ugly pall over the legend of a girl so beautiful…so adored….cherished by friends and strangers alike. Demri was certainly the true North for Layne. When her light ceased to burn…I believe Layne lost direction…motivation. What does it say of Demri that…even in the brevity and pain of her life….she can stir jealousy….and feelings of inadequacy in a woman whose heart still beats?? Even in the grave…Demri is a powerful spirit…..and mpre of a w

  34. Draya10-18-12

    Just wanted to say Thank you for this site. I am a huge AIC/Mad Season fan and love reading about Layne, Demri and Mike. I also want to thank you for pointing out that they wouldn’t want others to do as they did concerning drugs. I read their stories and I see myself in them. I have an addiction to prescription painkillers mainly morphine and I know that had I not quit I would have ended up with needles in my arm. Reading about them and how they wanted to stop but couldn’t makes me realize how lucky I am that I never got to that point cause I know I wouldn’t have been able to stop. Demri was a beautiful woman and deserved much more than the short drug fueled life that she stumbled upon, Layne and Mike too. I watched Mike on Celebrity Rehab (he was the only reason I was watching) and seeing him go thru the withdrawals and the toll that drugs take on you mentally was something I could relate to and it made me feel like I knew him, even though I didn’t. I wish people would realize that drug addicts don’t start doing dope because they want to be addicted, it starts off as just getting high and thinking you can handle it.It changes who you are as a person and after a while it takes over your brain 100%. My heart hurts everytime I hear their stories because I know the hopelessness that goes along with being addicted to something that you want to stop but you can’t let go of. I wish they could have gotten clean but I know just how fucking hard it is when you’re a normal person, I can only imagine how hard it would be if you have the money and “yes” people around you all the time. I really think this site is going to help people because it has me. Thank you for remembering the great people that they were and not the people they became after the drugs.

  35. late as usual09-25-12

    I’m heart broken for Layne, Demri and anyone who is suffering from addiction to ANY DRUG. A lot of people know heroin is addicting but when trying it for the first time they more than likely say “naaa, not me, I won’t get addicted, I just wanna try it once” needless to say, and as the friend of Demri pointed out, it can kill you the first time – no need to worry about getting addicted if THAT happens. This is a wonderful website. Thank you, owner, for sharing. I was hit out of the blue on 9-11-2012 with some kind of Layne Lightning Bolt. I hear him singing in my head now. I’m trying to get to know him via the web, watching him and reading about him has become like a drug to me, very addictive. I’ve cried everyday. I’ve taken a few days off work just to surf the web about and studying him, combed Youtube, joined forums, asked questions, cried some more, downloaded every song that man sang (that I know of so far), watched endless hours of concert footage and now I’m here. I’m not sure what’s going on with me and Layne Staley but I’m hoping this addiction will somewhat let up because it really is starting to worry me. I mean why me, why now, why him? I’m willing to travel to his condo and ask the land lord if I can please go inside and just take photos of the place. I love Demri and Layne together. She is so beautiful.

  36. Lisa08-11-12

    Yeah that chicks an asshole. Being an artist is something that’s in your heart, not in a school book. All of our famous artists and authors had little or no schooling, it’s a God given passion not made by a student loan. Do your best, make your cash however you want too, just make sure you’re ahead of the game.

  37. Liza06-29-12

    I love reading about Demri. She was so cute and funny and witty and pretty. I talked with Jack Plasky about her and he loved her so much. Said she was such a joy to take pictures of and that it took him a long time to get over her death. Demri loved Xana and that’s where she got the ideas for photoshoots and modeling. Poor Xana has had everyone taken from her, I hope she makes it through okay. I sure wish Demri’s family would release more pictures of her but I know her mom must be hurting since she has now lost 3 of her 4 children to drugs and a car accident. I hope Layne and Demri are together again in the afterlife…RIP to them, Mike Starr, Rosheen, Andy, John Baker Saunders, everyone we’ve lost.

  38. gigi06-10-12

    barbara, thank you so much for this….like another person said above, i truly don’t feel i am just a regular fan. i’m more connected to layne and demri because she was connected to layne. if there were books and books about them and their lives, i would have read them all….i cry daily when i listen to AiC. the pain overwhelms me. all i can think, is that they are together now and all the pain has passed away…but it still lives on in his voice. some days its too much to handle. some days i have to cry, even in public, riding my bike, and sometimes the sadness comes over me even at work and i have to go to the bathroom to cry. i need peace of mind.

  39. Juggy06-07-12

    This is the best site about Layne, you’ve done a wonderful job. Can you help us fans solving a mistery about Laynes life? L told Spin magazine in 1992 he was dating an australian model, could she be this chick, Simone Starr?

    • Barbara06-08-12

      They did not date they did hang out though as friends.. I had to verify this with one of his best friends because i had never heard of her. His friend said she was a “wing-nut” haha!

  40. Todd06-06-12

    …….and to add to my previous comment, what I mean by “real reasons” is, as someone observing it from the outside, was it the pressure of the lifestyle, etc. “the big picture” so to speak. Thanks again.

  41. Todd06-06-12

    Hi……have always been an AIC fan, but just recently became interested in Layne and why someone so talented left us so soon, which led me to Demri, who I knew nothing about. I am an addict myself, and there is no judgement going on here or anything like that, I just have a question that I have not seen answered anywhere . Why did they part ways ? I didn’t want to hear any bullshit about 1 doing something to the other, was hoping someone that knew them could maybe email me with what they believe to be the “real” reasons. I have become fascinated with these two and was just really curious. This is a great site here, by the way, and thanks for sharing it.

    • Liza06-29-12

      I have always read that the real reasons are because of drugs. Layne wanted Demri to get off of them so he stopped giving her money for them and Demri got pissed and decided to make her own money by doing things that addicts do sometimes when they have no other choice (stealing, etc). I think heroin ripped them apart and Demri was dating someone else at the time of her death. This is the guy that dropped her in front of the emergency room after taking her to get a hit of heroin inside some house and didn’t know she was ODing….thought she was sleeping. He took all her possessions too. I have this from a verified source. Also, Layne and Demri had a really passionate relationship and argued and fought and got back together and broke up several times. They were not engaged or dating the last 2 years of her life – but still friends.

      • Todd07-01-12

        Thank you, that was the kind of answer I was looking for. Appreciate it.

    • Barbara07-03-12

      Todd that question was answered on this post yesterday by both me and Layne’s and Demri’s best friend Darin Lamb. Layne never turned Demri away.

  42. Scott05-11-12

    Ohh my, where to begin?? Wat a great website! I only wish I had found it years ago! For all those out there who know nothing of addiction I can only tell you that it is HELL on Earth!! Unfortunately two wonderful and beautiful people were overcome by their addictions! It saddens me so! I was lucky to hav had help to overcome! I could only imagine where the world would be if we still had these two (& others we have lost) with us! As a young teen AIC was the band to envy! I loved their music and I still enjoy hearing it 15 years later! I am so glad that you have shared all you can with us who only knew of them and what the media and sad lonely people who made stuff up about people! I dobwant to say that I want NO-ONE to judge these two for what they done while struggling with their diseases! As addicts we do things that while in a sober state of mind we would NEVER NEVER NEVER do! I can only imagine though loosing my girl and for Layne to live A’s long A’s he did really surprised me! Demri obviously meant the world to him and every time I see or read things on him and her tears begin to fill my eyes! Loosing the one I love would destroy me and I’m not sure that I could stay strong! Only he knows how that felt! This is a wonderful site and I could not be happier that I stumbled across it! I only hope that people can take this tragedy and turn it into positive outgoing message to the people struggling with addiction today! Please do not let your addictions take you away from us! It does get better I PROMISE!! sorry for going on and on but we have lost so many and this is a great site to remember two of God’s greatest masterpieces! Unfortunately they have left us! RIP Layne & Demri you are and will be forever missed!

  43. Debra Feczko04-03-12

    Wish there was a way to filter out these negative comments. Weak people prey on others, especially those who are no longer in a position to defend themselves. Well, I guess these weak people stumbled upon the wrong web blog to spew their venom, as there are a lot of people who will happily defend your friend, even though we did not know her. Barb, you are a selfless person with so much heart to carry on her legacy unconditionally. Thank you for not letting this candle blow out so easily.

    I am curious if you are going to do a blog on 4/5 regarding Staley’s 10th anniversary of his passing? If you do, I am sure it will be much more endearing than what’s out there on other sites.

    • Barbara04-04-12

      Yeh maybe I will.. I don’t consider myself to be selfless or whatever but I did think it was important that Demri’s story be told and since no one was telling it I thought I should. I’m happy to know more people have come forward to share their stories about her. :) Stay tuned on April 5th

  44. Melissa03-31-12

    Well said Barbara! It’s funny, I view your site often and have never commented before, but I could not bite my tongue on this one! But your very right, she is an attention seeker who is not worth our breath! I pray that Demri (Layne & Mike too) have found peace…I can’t imagine the pain they went through.

    • Jane04-09-12

      Barbara, Thank you very much for your website. I didn’t know anything about Demri nor much about Layne until one day I stumbled across some information on Wikipedia. Demri was briefly named but there was no more information and that got me to searching and I found your site. What I think is so fascinating is that if she and Layne were in their very young 20s today, everything they did would be all over the Internet, like Snooki or any other star. But there is so little information. Obviously she was an extremely talented, beautiful person full of spirit, you can see it in her huge toothy grin. It is lovely that you are honoring the person she was before drugs changed her. Drugs can turn a person into someone they are not; this is a terrible fate and so very sad that it happened to her. You are a lovely person to honor her as you do. She is a mystery in so many ways, and you are remembering who she was, not what drugs did to her. They are resting in peace, thank goodness for that peace for them.

  45. Melissa03-31-12

    Eleanor: seriously…who are you? What have you done, what have you contributed? There is no one worthy to stand in judgment except god himself. It is very clear that you are completely uneducated regarding the disease of addiction. It turns you into a completely different person, and makes you commit unspeakable acts….it’s ugly. You have no clue what Demri went through in her life and to sit back a basically make fun of someone who can’t even defend themselves is disgusting. She was young and impressionable, and human…sometimes we don’t make the wisest decisions, and unfortunately some mistakes are lethal. Whether she was a prostitute, college professor, or a burger slinger…she was a person who was able to give love and friendship to people…which is more than I can say for most people. I feel bad for you…it’s obvious your self esteem is so low. Why else would you pick apart someone else? Shame on you.
    Barbara: you have no idea how nice it is to read your stories…thank you for sharing the memories. They are special memories from a special time…you are a part of history! I hope sharing your memories helps you to heal…I feel like there are so many “why’s” in the world and I have faith that someday when it’s our time all our questions will be answered. Until then i hope you have found some peace in this ceazy world! Thank you again!

    • Barbara03-31-12

      Melissa, you know.. this is totally what she wants.. for us to respond to her and to pay attention to her.. I’ve been online long enough to know a TROLL when I see one..or maybe she thinks she’s telling us something new and shocking about Dem that we did not already know.. she was a prostitute.. well yeh OK maybe she did do that to get by or MAYBE she didn’t it’s not our right to judge her like you said.. ONLY GOD can judge her and I happen to know that her pure goodness out weighed her sins..and we are all sinners.. if people consider sex for money evil (I personally do not). Allot of women out there might be considered prostitutes….or worse just giving it away to who ever for free!!!! But again to each is own. We have no right to judge Demri.

      “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” Luke 6:37

      “You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye”. Matthew 7:5

  46. Eleanor03-23-12

    Quick comments from a casual observer. Did Layne introduce her to heroin? Is that why he had so much anguish when she died? Was she a professional girlfriend/groupie? Did she ever get a real job? How long was she going to be a prostitute?
    No offense, and I’m sure in her earlier years she was a nice girl and, yes, she was pretty (irrelevant though) but in reading about her – getting on heroin, becomming a prostitue to finance her habit, I guess going to college was never an option. She was artistic but did she ever produce anything artistic like a painting or poetry? How long was she going to coast on her looks and sexuality? Did being Layne’s girlfiend spoil her? In a way, she died better off young or she might have suffered the same fate as Mick Jagger’s ex-girlfriend Marianne Faithful who lived on the streets for two years, she was also a drug addict. Luckily she had musical talent and fought her way back to life.

    • MG03-27-12

      What a miserable human being you are.
      Shame on you for asking such smart ass questions in a place that was created to pay respect to the memory of dear friend. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I bet you’re ugly.

      • Barbara03-27-12

        MG.. Thank you so much for sticking up for Demri and please try to ignore the ignorant ugly comments like this one that Eleanor left us.. all she knows is what she’s obviously been taught which is.. Anything outside of the box is unacceptable.
        Just imagine going through your life judging others and not knowing what it feels like to be able to empathize with your fellow human and to love people unconditionally no matter what.. even people we’ve never met. I love Demri even more because I know how bad she struggled and the pain she endured. She was an amazing girl who was a fighter and she did what it took to get by. I can respect that about her. Miss you Dem.. Rest in Peace sweetheart. Sorry it had to be the way it was. I will continue to spread the stories I have about your life.

    • laura03-08-13

      I have the same question. Did she ever really want a real job or just live off Layne. I heard he paid her hospital bills. But did she not expect to live long and decided to live life to the fullest. Like a long vacation? I just was wondering.

    • Laura07-26-15

      I don’t believe that Eleanor’s comments were offensive, well, maybe the last part. But I’ve also wondered if Demri wanted college or a job. I know(thanks to Barbara), that she loved to create decoupage art on objects that she would give as gifts to friends. I’ve also read that she wanted to belong to the “27 club”, meaning that she wanted to die at the same age as Kurt, Jimi, Janis, & Jim Morrison. Having a pig valve heart due to the erosion of heroin may have played a part in that. Anyways, she was a beautiful, kind, sweet, mysterious woman that I wish I knew more of, hoping for a book by someone who knew her & Layne to come out with the facts or just a nice read about them both. :))

  47. wakeupchi03-07-12

    I read online that Rosheen Raugi died of a heroin overdose in 1997, just two weeks after completing a rehab program. Is this the same Rosheen that is the picture above?

  48. Ken01-07-12

    When it came to Layne’s life I never seemed to get beyond his music. After decades of listening to and feeling his pain I’m shocked to find out he had someone like Demri in his life. Thank you for hosting this site and the content, as I sit here drinking white wine and feeling maudlin, I feel better with the thought that Layne may have actually died of a broken heart.

  49. jesse12-05-11

    Haha man now that i read it..i was a sob story that night! And yes i got your emails as you know:)

  50. Jesse White12-03-11

    These photos are so beautiful. I know i didnt know them..bit ive been dreaming and they pop up in my head. I feel as if im connected somehow. AIC is my favorite band and layne my favorite singer. I cry when i listen to him. I wish to contact you through email if thats alright. Please..i dont wanna b a “regular fan”..something in my heart is telling me im more connected. R.I.P. Layne and Demri. Youre together again and no more pain.

    • admin12-04-11

      I wrote you an email, Jesse, and just remember your not alone. :) ~ Barbara

  51. Xiola07-26-11

    Barbara,thanks so much for sharing this! This is the only site that has this much info on Demri. She was truly beautiful,& from what I just read,she sounds like a wonderful person.
    Again,thank you very much for sharing this,it was a pleasure to read it.

    I wish you luck,happiness & joy.

    Xiola :)

  52. Jort06-24-11

    Thanks for sharing this Barbara (is it, right?)

    I think it's immensly interestering you actually knew these people.

    She looks beautiful. I can understand Layne wanting to marry her, I'd be head over heels too.

    Barbara, is there any way I could get in contact with you, for a few questions? By email.

    Thanks alot.

    • john07-04-11

      Well, I gotta say that i learn more every day. That my hero had a fiance..and to see that she’s gone, to see they were so young really saddens me. I don’t really know what to expect in life or if you can expect anything but I do know it is sad. RIP Layne and Demri.

  53. Innex04-25-11

    I can't see any of the pictures too…

  54. Candace04-17-11

    How come I can't see any of the pictures?

  55. killer is me11-10-09

    Fuckin' awesome, love this website

  56. MayMay06-22-09

    I was reading a comment on youtube and it said that they met in a bar. I was wondering if you knew how they met?

  57. Charlotte06-22-09

    Thank you for sharing – this is a beautiful and interesting tribute. I will be sure to read more and hope there will be more photos and stories posted in the future.

  58. Matt06-15-09

    Just wanted to say that I think you're a good friend. I hope and pray that no one I love and know will ever have to be remembered posthumously – but rather exalt them while they walk amongst us. To you and your memories – I pray for peace and comfort as time passes. Life and talent wasted are the saddest things in this world. But nothing ever dies – when ever you feel a warm breeze…just remember to say "hello". It just might be your angels pushing you in the right direction. Blessings.

    • Anna03-12-13

      That is beautifully said. Helpful to anyone who has grief. It’s true, our ppl. don’t dissapear from the universe, just our perception of it if we choose to shut our eyes to other possibilities. Thank you!

  59. Nicole05-26-09

    Such a wonderful website, Demri and Layne would be proud. Please, if any of you out there have photos of either of them that are not on this website, please send them to the website owner. There are so little photos of Demri out there and we all love to see what we can.

  60. topher05-05-09

    i wish i would have found this site a long time ago..i havent seem so many good pics and info..i didnt know very much about demri..what i have learned was great.. i have read both the good and bad about them both..and agree..when drug are invloved people change wether they notice or not..i just you can never judge anyone..i should know i went through the same when i was younger..great minds dicuss ideas average minds dicuss events..small minds dicuss people..plz keep adding…i love this site

  61. Dan05-05-09

    I wish Layne and Demri is still alive today.
    They were so happy together, now they're gone.
    I listen to Mad Season and Alice in Chains frequently, and it hurts to listen to the songs.
    Because Layne is not here. I drive my car while listening to it.

    Layne Thomas Staley's music is a part of my life and will be rest of my life.

    I hope Jesus Christ has taken them out of darkness and saved them.

  62. 90's girl05-02-09

    Hey this site is awesome! Apart from loving Layne's music he seems adorable as well. What really got me was his sense of humor. There is a video of him w Seventhsign singing live and it is hilarious. This Janis Joplin wannabe singer is all-over Layne and as he turns around to listen to the music he turns back and raises his eyebrows then he starts singing "if you want to suck my CANDY I will let you". He had a broken leg at the time and then she sings "if you wanna do it one more time I'll break your other leg" and Layne just does this look like confirmed. People said he ditched her later that night. Anyway I wanted to ask if Layne was a good person? Or was he more of a badass? Jerry Cantrell's song Pig Charmer looks like it's about Layne and it's pretty nasty. And it makes me wonder if he was a motherfucker type of person or if Cantrell is a weasel who is disrespecting Layne like Pink Floyd fucked over Sid Barret. Not cool of him to pimp Layne when he was in terrible shape but Layne saw this. If you check out that video on youtube you can tell that Layne didn't miss a trick even when he was fucked up!

  63. Sahra04-28-09

    What a thoughtful site. They do deserve to be remembered this way, and although the gossip/negative facts about them may be interesting…this is much better. Layne was a very soulful and talented artist, and Demri must have been very special to be loved so much by this man.

  64. Carol Cardinali04-07-09

    Why is it that the more the years pass, the more they forget that besides April 5th is the date of Cobain's death, it is also Layne's?? Grunge Fashion?? This year I didnt hear anything remembering him. That's sad.

  65. Mike Opilot04-05-09

    I LOVE that you put this site up!

    Thank you so much for your time and effort in this tribute & preserving their memory…


  66. Butterfly03-19-09

    I applaud you for making this site available to the public.
    Is there any e-mail address to contact you? Thank you.

  67. ?02-28-09

    helo and thank you for extending your tribute website i always check it at least once a week for updates ive been insisting on a rare pic of layne i found if you dont want the picture or want anything to do with the subject please send me an e-mail and let me know

    i found the picture on a myspace page the person who posted it said that it was around 98 and 2000 i personally think that it was before that time becasue layne's hair is the same color as it was on aic mtv unplugged maybe you recognize the men standing next to him
    please reply tis message or send me an e-mail letting me know what you think here is my myspace

  68. christy02-15-09

    How did layne & demri meet, was it in high school or after?

  69. mrs. miller02-14-09

    I love the site, you did a great job. =)

  70. Jessie02-07-09

    This site is amazing! Loving Layne's voice and songs like I do, I can't help but be interested in the woman he loved. I hope the new pictures and personal stories keep coming, I can't get enough of 'em.

  71. admin02-04-09

    @jessica@Raven Twisted – Thanx to both of you for your comments it means a lot to me that people enjoy the site. I put a lot of time into making it something I thought Layne and Demri would be proud of. I hope people who are interested in knowing more about Layne and Demri continue to come here and find something that peaks their interest. I love the pictures and music just as much as the rest of you. Layne's music is amazing and I hope generations to come will discover it and bring Layne to life again and again. I can't see it coming to an end. I still hear them playing AIC on the radio everyday 15 years later. How often do you see that? Anyway, I plan on posting more so stay tuned. :)

  72. Raven Twisted02-04-09

    @Raven Twisted – –
    whoops my website url was wrong this is the correct spelling

  73. Raven Twisted02-04-09

    Great job! Wonderful site its so nice to see these rare personal pics and thank you for sharing with us . I love AIC so much ! i hope they both RIP

  74. jessica02-03-09

    hey! first of all, what a lovely website! i really have seen nothing like it, and the photos you included are truly beautiful and heartwarming.
    It's nice to hear someone's opinion of her who actually knew her, not mere assumptions. I think that i would want my story.. my true story told as well, if i were in this situation like demri. Thank you for feeling the urge to do this lovely memorial website, it's fantastic! I know i'll be back (and thanks for posting my fan art! :D )
    Keep them alive through your memories and love.

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