GrungeReport.net posted an article a few days ago about an eBay auction for Layne Staley’s sunglasses and TV Guide magazine (some new photographs that were used as proof that they were Layne’s glasses). The glasses sold for $1,800. Layne’s Mom Nancy McCallum posted this comment on David de Sola’s blog. For the record David verified to me that Nancy did indeed leave the comment:
“This is ghoulish. Layne’s things still belong to him, and should be returned to his estate, where his belongings are lovingly cared for by his family in “his room”.
The items can be returned to PO 63, Mukilteo, WA 98275, no questions asked.”
There have been rumors online for years that many of Layne’s belongings were stolen around the time of his death, and this is obviously an example of that. So whoever won the auction, please send the glasses to Nancy!
Also if Nancy is reading this, I just want to let you know that the articles I’ve been posting recently about the Layne Staley picture from 2001 are in no way intended to disrespect Layne or his memory. The photo has been on message boards for a year or two now, and I simply was able to put a date to it. Fans are just very curious to know about some of Layne’s activities during this time of his life, besides the obvious that moronic publications like Rolling Stone have beat into the ground. For fans I think it really is a closure thing, since we really do not know much about what Layne was up to in his last 5 years. I’m trying to avoid posting anything that may be specifically drug related or anything nasty like that. Finding out new things about Layne is a way of keeping his memory alive. Regardless of what Layne looked like or what he was doing, we all love him! Rest in peace Layne.