New Details Surrounding DJ AM's Death

August 29, 2009 By:
New Details Surrounding DJ AM's Death

There's still so many unanswered questions surrounding DJ AM's sudden death.

What we do know is that there was prescription drugs found near his lifeless body in his Manhattan apartment where he was found dead earlier this afternoon.

According to sources at TMZ, he was reportedly "devastated" over his recent breakup with girlfriend Hayley Wood. Wood apparently called off the relationship last week.

DJ AM had been sober for nine years but he was reportedly having a hard time dealing with post traumatic stress syndrome following his recent plane crash, and the breakup just added to his stress.

Police found a crack pipe and prescription pills in his apartment, said a law enforcement official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

AM had talked openly about his past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs. He even once tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head, but the gun jammed.

His rep Jenni Weinman says details surrounding his sudden death are still unclear but asked for privacy from the family. "Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein was found deceased this afternoon in his New York City apartment. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time,” said Weinman.

AM was supposed to be in Las Vegas tonight to DJ at Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Hotel and Casino, where he's been a resident DJ for the past few months.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of DJ AM’s passing. He was not only our resident DJ at Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort, he was also our brother in music. His impact was felt immediately and will have a lasting effect on all who had the chance to experience ‘AM Fridays.’ He is a gifted and talented artist who changed the international music scene and helped make Las Vegas one of the DJ capitals of the world. He will be dearly missed," said Michael Morton, Managing Member & Co-founder, N9NE Group from the Palms Hotel.

We'll continue to post new details as they become available so stay tuned...