How tall was Layne Staley

Layne Staley's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

American singer, best remembered for Alice in Chains.

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Average Guess (31 Votes)
5ft 11.98in (182.8cm)
tony t. said on 29/Aug/23
5'11.75. Great vocalist.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/23
Editor Rob: Maybe 6ft 1.5 range.

I can accept that as well but I wouldn't argue less. That up to 6ft2 is possible, IMO....
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Aug/23
Rob, any guesses for Jerry Cantrell?

I think near 6ft2 is possible. Had about 2in on Layne and appears to edge James Hetfield. 5ft11¾ is the lowest I can see for Layne with the full 6ft within reach.
Editor Rob
Maybe 6ft 1.5 range.
Nile Song said on 30/May/23
Mickie, I think that height difference is accurate, but I think it's more like Layne Staley at 6'0-0.25 and Jerry Cantrell at 6'1.5-1.75
Jerry Cantrell is slightly taller than James Hetfield:
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I think Jerry Cantrell deserves a height page of his own but maybe the number of searches for it say otherwise.
Mickie said on 9/Mar/23
If Layne was 5'11.5" I think Jerry would be around 6'1".
Jjjj said on 24/Sep/22
Hi Rob, how tall do you think he would’ve been in the morning?
Editor Rob
Maybe he has a chance of clearing 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Sep/22
I thought he’d be 6ft2+. I suppose in stage gear it wast necessarily impossible, especially if he was the full 6ft which I think he was
BoobleGooble said on 7/Apr/22
Oh he has a page i did not notice that😂
5'11-6ft is a good guess for him,he looked tall
Keith 5'10 said on 3/Nov/21
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He looks tall and crazy healthy here. I can't see the footwear tho
5'10.5 sid said on 14/Dec/20
Me personally I think he comes off as 6’0.5 in photos
Mickie said on 3/Oct/20
Jerry 6'1" - 6'1.5" range peak?
Mickie said on 23/Sep/20
5'11.75" possible?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/20
Rob, any guesses for Jerry Cantrell?

I’m gonna say near 6ft2, easily a couple of inches taller than Layne
Bianca Allaine said on 28/Aug/20
Hi, Keith, and Viper, you're right. Layne was easily 6', or more, even after deterotiang post mortem- even saying those words gross me out. The above photo has him placed behind everyone. Jerry is very tall- at least 6'2" (sorry, I'm American and wish we used the metric system).
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viper said on 18/Aug/20

Viper, i agree with you 80% of the time, but not now.
Take a look at Cantrell and Hatfield at 0:12 (Click Here), they're almost twins. I think between 6'1-6'1.5" is his height, but it may be wrong.

Bianca Allaine said on 23/Aug/20

Maybe the best comment I've seen for a last time on celebheights, totally YES!
Layne was an damaged person with clearly and beautiful soul.
"Down in a hole" is one of the most greatest, strongest and timeless song that you'll ever heard.
Keith 5'10 said on 18/Aug/20
In some pics Layne looks 6'0
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For Jerry Cantrell, he is taller than Dave Grohl and James Hetfield:
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Sean Kinney is around Jerry height, maybe a bit shorter
viper said on 18/Aug/20
Cantrell looked pretty tall.

I can easily buy 6-2 for him
Bianca Allaine said on 18/Aug/20
I hate to keep posting here, but, Layne was definitely over 6', and even toward his demise. Police an d coroner reports state this. All you have to do is see how they placed him in professional photoshoots. Even the photo used above (no offense!) has him looking shorter than Mike Starr and Sean Kinney, who are probably average height. He was taller than both, which is documented by other photos. Plus, during Facelift and Dirt, he's over 6', which makes me wonder how tall Jerry Cantrell is. I'm thinking around 6'2", or about They were really similar in many ways.. reflective tattoos, similar drug abuse, AMAZING HARMONIES- which is the most important. Again, as was told by by relatives, Layne had a bone disorder toward the end of his life which led to him using an assistive cane. The weight that keeps circulating is post-mortem. Please, please stop. I think he'd be 150, or more, when healthier, but he was a chain smoker, too. Anyway, I need to stop. I feel like this is so disrespectful of his life and legacy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Aug/20
Watching him perform I wouldn’t have guessed under 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/20
Christian, that’s what his autopsy had him at. Obviously the result of years of hardcore heroin addiction just ravaging his body. Appetite is pretty much non-existent but you’re still able to function at some level. The last known photos of him were taken maybe 3 years before he died and he looked exceptionally bad then, 125lbs maybe...can’t imagine what he looked like at in the high two digits!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Aug/20
There's no "now" unfortunately. He's been dead for nearly 20 years.
lennus said on 14/Aug/20
Strange how the Police reported him being 6'1 when they found him, did they somehow measure his body for some reason or what's up with that?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Aug/20
Wow, only 86? Even if it wasn't from drug OD, he would've still likely to have died, just from being that underweight.
PatB said on 13/Aug/20
Thank you for making this page rob I always feel Layne is one of the least represented in grunge despite being one of the best (the best in my opinion). you think he is 5 11-1/2? I’ve noticed in some pictures he looks very tall, taller than jerry and others he is almost mike Starr’s height is this because of his posture?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/20
He actually weighed 86lbs when he died! After he left Alice he really started to go down hill...
viper said on 12/Aug/20
Roughly the same as me when I was in high school for a time.

I was 6-0 120 and looked like him
Mickie said on 12/Aug/20
His drug issues were why is weight was so low. 182 cm is arguable, I would've accepted anything from 181 - 184 tbh. Great singer.
Keith 5'10 said on 11/Aug/20
Hey Rob, I did my homework again:
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Editor Rob
That's cool, his written weight there is 130 or 150? I'm not sure exactly.
Keith 5'10 said on 11/Aug/20
A friend of mine was 100 pounds at strong 5'7" and he looked easily 20 or 30 pounds more.
Layne maybe was this weight due to his drug issues, 182cm for me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Aug/20
8st13? That's very underweight and I seriously hope he's put on a bit of weight now. What if he got ill? He'd have no reserves to fall back on.

5ft11.5 and a nice, nutritious meal!
manlyskink said on 11/Aug/20
Always saw Layne as a weak 6ft.

Brilliant vocalist.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Aug/20
A tortured soul twas Layne. Some of their lyrics super dark. Dirt is one of the best albums of the 90s. Seems about right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/20
Rob, then how about 5ft11¾?
Editor Rob
That might be possible
Mickie said on 10/Aug/20
Good addition to the site.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 10/Aug/20
Looked a lot heavier than just 125 on his license, although we can only see his shoulders and higher.
Hotpots said on 10/Aug/20
Yeah that’s about right
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Aug/20
Listed 6ft and 6ft1 in places. Honestly would have gone with somewhere between...never would have guessed this low. Super skinny guy though so naturally looked taller.

Rob why not 6ft as listed on his license?
Editor Rob
From what I've seen, I feel he could be just shy of 6ft
Animus said on 10/Aug/20
Fascinating that he can weigh 125lbs at 5'11½ and appear reasonably healthy. I believe Christian Bale weighed around that range and he looked like a living corpse, if you'll pardon the oxymoron. I'm slightly taller than this guy and when I weighed 150lbs when I was 22 yrs/old and I was on the move 15 hrs a day (working in a warehouse, doing theatre, partying, exercising, etc.) I looked as lean as was healthily possible for me. I don't think it would be possible for me to weight that little without being largely sedentary and completely devoid of energy. It might be partly related to bone structure (wrist size and ankle size are pretty good indicators hereof). If you have more bone mass, not only will you weigh more because of the bone, you will also carry more muscle mass naturally.

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