Report points to DJ AM’s death as suicide

September 2, 2009

(ChattahBox) — More sad and ironic details are emerging on the untimely death of DJ AM. DJ – real name, Adam Goldstein was almost killed in a plane crash last year. Already having a history of substance abuse problems, drugs became his way of enduring the endless cross-country flying that his fame now required after the accident. Friends say he was constantly begging Doctors to give him more, but cops also found pills to treat allergies and stomach upsets. NYPD detectives have confirmed (via the NY Post) the New York club star had admitted to friends that he suffered a relapse, and had promised he would check into rehab the very same day that  crack may have taken his life. Another mitigating circumstance to his tailspin was that Adam was said to have taken hard the recent break up with girlfriend  Haley Wood.

The revelations emerged yesterday as friends helped the NYPD give reporters an outline of DJ’s final hours. They recalled how DJ – real name, Adam Goldstein – had been behaving strangely for weeks and missing appointments, and this worried both his manager and his rehab sponsor so much, they flew across county to have a showdown. When the pair arrived at  Adam’s apartment early Thursday, he refused to see his manager. But his sponsor for rehab was allowed to come in. Then, right in front of the guy who had saved him, Goldstein smoked up a crack pipe and also took pills.

Before the two left, Adam promised he’d check into rehab the following night, once he’d done an important gig at ‘The Palms’ in Las Vegas. But he missed the flight and didn’t answer his phones – and that’s when his friends called the cops. But when police gained entry to Adam’s upscale apartment they were already too late.

Searching the scene, Police found countless small, plastic bags filled with Vicodin and other painkillers, plus anti-anxiety drugs such as Xanax. There was also one medication that played a large part in Michael Jackson’s demise – Lorazepam. But while initial autopsy results were inconclusive authorities investigating have leaked to People Magazine that they found, he had eight undigested OxyContin pills in his stomach and a ninth in his mouth, pointing to suicide.

Per the magazine:

The finding suggests that DJ AM – real name Adam Goldstein – swallowed the powerful painkillers quickly. “He wanted to die,” says the source, who says the suicide theory is supported by the pills and other evidence. “He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn’t even swallow it.”

No conclusions can be drawn yet, as we have already learned from the Michael Jackson case toxicology tests take a long time.


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