Drugs Impacted DJ AM Death ... But Was It An Accident Or Suicide?
September 2, 2009 at 11:04 AM (PT)
Drugs, both legal and illegal, were prevalent in the death of noted mixer ADAM "DJ AM" GOLDSTEIN. A law enforcement source told PEOPLE magazine that GOLDSTEIN had eight undigested OXYCONTIN pills in his stomach and a ninth pill in his mouth when police found him dead on AUGUST 28th. ROLLING STONE's Rock Daily reported that a bag of crack and a crack pipe were also found at AM’s NEW YORK apartment that night.
The debate now seems to be whether his death was an accidental overdose or a suicide. Some authorities are leaning towards the former, but the PEOPLE source believes it's the latter.
A longtime addict, DJ AM had been clean for 10 tears when he survived the plane crash with BLINK-182 drummer TRAVIS BARKER. However, medications used in his recovery prompted AM to develop a dependency to XANAX and other benzodiazepines TMZ reported that while Xanax was prescribed to deal with GOLDSTEIN’s post-traumatic stress, the benzodiazepines are what set off his relapse.
Yet the PEOPLE source cites the undigested pills, the bag of crack found underneath his body and the fact that a mirror was propped up against his front door as reasons to conclude that it was a suicide.
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