DJ AM’s Death Ruled “Accidental” Drug Overdose: Report
The death of Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein has been ruled an accidental overdose, TMZ reports. The New York City medical examiner will reportedly list the cause of death was the result of “acute intoxication” due to the combined effects of cocaine, oxycodone, Vicodin, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole. Despite the large number of drugs in Goldstein’s system — earlier reports stated that nine pills of OxyContin were found undigested upon autopsy — the ME stopped short of declaring the death a suicide.
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As Rolling Stone previously reported, DJ AM was found dead in his New York apartment on August 28th after failing to catch a flight for a scheduled gig in Las Vegas. A crack pipe, assorted pills and a half bag of cocaine were recovered immediately at the scene. Goldstein’s struggle with drug addiction has long been discussed, and while the DJ had been clean for over a decade, the stress following last year’s jet crash with Travis Barker and a prescription to Xanax reportedly caused a relapse.
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DJ AM was also forced to confront his past demons while filming an MTV reality show called Gone Too Far, in which Goldstein helped teens who battled drug addiction. In the series, Goldstein held a crack pipe for the first time in over 10 years and was visibly disturbed by the experience. As Rolling Stone wrote last week, MTV is reportedly in talks with the Goldstein family to air the series’ eight episodes.
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