DJ AM's Death Has Prescribed Medicine To Blame, Says Dr. Drew
August 31, 2009 at 4:45 AM (PT)
Syndicated radio therapist DR. DREW PINSKY has told THE ASSOCIATED PRESS that "pain medications likely led disc jockey DJ AM, a former drug addict who died suddenly FRIDAY, away from his sober path."
However, in an interview on CBS Alternative KROQ/LOS ANGELES' KEVIN & BEAN show this MORNING, PINKSY asserted that he was miquoted. DJ AM took pain medications to deal with the severe burns he sustained from the plane crash he and former BLINK-182 drummer TRAVIS BARKER survived last year (NET NEWS 9/22/2008). Yet taking them likely that lowered his ability to resist taking crack and other stronger drugs.
ADAM GOLDSTEIN, known as DJ AM, was 36. He was found dead in his NEW YORK CITY apartment. A law enforcement official told THE AP that "a crack pipe and prescription pills were found in the MANHATTAN apartment."
MANDY MOORE, former girlfriend of DJ AM was quoted as saying, "I am absolutely heartbroken. For those of us lucky enough to have known him, ADAM radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones."