Here is a photo from 2002 of Chris Staley and his father Phil Staley.  Chris passed away this past week, he was Layne Staley’s half brother.  Rest in peace Staley brothers, you were both taken from us far too soon.

  • Mr. Macphisto

    Chris Cornell feat. Gabin – Lies (Live)

  • Mills

    Wow you can really see the Staley look in their faces. So sad that they are both gone.

  • dakotablue

    hell on earth = being a POS dad to your boys, then having to live on after they’re both dead and gone
    I have some sympathy for Phil but not that much considering what he put his little boy Layne through, and then later when they reconnected over drugs

  • tlh
  • Nansee

    Wow, Layne’s half brother Chris was the elder of the two. I think Phil looks bad in this photo. Rest In Peace Layne, Chris and Sadie (Layne’s cat that was with him until his death). Does anyone know what type of Cancer Chris had and his age when he was diagnosed? Thank you.

  • k. peterson

    The man in that picture is not the Chris Staley that died. I do not know who that man is with Phil Staley. Check out the obituaries in the Seattle times archives online to see the right Chris Staley. “We all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun…John Lennon.”

  • Krista

    Thanks k.peterson
    Not Chris. Google the obituaries. Chris was a gay hairstylist. Also another article of him giving away his dog to a friend in his last months. Could this be Ken or Kent? Did Layne have 2 half brothers? Chris was a gentle caring man said a hair client.

  • Wachee

    looking at the seattle times obituary of chris staley, that’s not the right guy in the photo. it certainly looks like phil though. just wish so bad layne was still with us, enjoying the peace and happiness he deserved like no one else.

  • Eric Staley

    The picture is of Eric Staley, Phil’s oldest son. Chris was the second son, with Layne being the third son.

  • Robert Henchel

    Phil !!! Call Me Buddy… Rob Henchel