I think his most notable quality was his voice. That’s what people can recognize and that’s why he’s my favorite singer. I’ve known people who never liked Alice in Chains because they couldn’t stand his voice, and I think that’s because he had this… peculiar way to sing, I liked to call it “Robotic voice.” Even his voice when he talked was special, and hard to imitate.
Of course, personally, I think Layne was a special person. And I don’t know if I can give you a straight answer about it, cause I’m still trying to figure it out why I feel the way I feel about him, because even when I admire him, and I have feelings for him, I obviously didn’t know him, so… we can see a lot of things, to read a lot of speculation about him, comments about him from his family or friends, but you know, nobody really knows how is our own life, as oneself.
I did see… compassion, empathy. But then again, that’s how I feel about him. I think he expressed so much in just an image, a picture… his eyes, and even things that he didn’t want to talk about. He always had this light, even when he probably thought he didn’t. That’s why I think he was a beautiful and a special human being.