DJ AM Died With Pills in His Mouth

September 2, 2009 By:
DJ AM Died With Pills in His Mouth

We've just gotten new information surrounding the death of DJ AM. AM aka: Adam Goldstein died with eight undigested OxyContin pills in his stomach and another in his mouth.

AM took a bunch of anti anxiety and pain killers right after each other, which has promoted speculation that he committed suicide.

A law enforcement source told People magazine: “He wanted to die. He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn't even swallow it.”

A crack pipe and some crack were also spotted near his lifeless body when police discovered him late Friday afternoon.

He was prescribed Xanax and benzodiazepines to help him deal with post-traumatic stress after surviving a plane crash last year, but grew very dependent on the drugs, causing him to relapse.

AM's AA sponsor and manager were so concerned about his recent erratic behavior, just one day before his death they finally convinced him to go to rehab. He agreed to go after his DJ gig at the Palms on Friday night, but unfortunately he died that afternoon.

His representative confirmed: “As soon as his friends, representation and his AA sponsor learned that he relapsed, which was only a couple days before he passed away, they sprung into action to try and get him to agree to go to rehab.”

When police arrived at the apartment they found a mirror “propped against the outside”, which they moved. Another mirror was resting on the bedroom door, which shattered as officers gained entry.

The source said: “They pushed it open and it broke. I think Goldstein smoked a lot of crack, barricaded the doors and killed himself.”

A private memorial for the DJ is to be held on Thursday at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium. In reference to the musician’s battle with substance abuse, the invite to the ceremony states: “The format of the evening will be in the style of an open 12-step meeting. Adam's friends both from his life in recovery, as well as those from other areas of his life are welcome.

"We ask only that everyone adhere to the tradition of anonymity and let what they hear there, and who they see there, stay there.”

What a tragedy! He was literally hours away from getting help again and his body just shut down on him. Rest in peace Adam, you'll be missed!