Update: Fatal Amount of OxyContin Found in DJ AM’s Stomach

Five days after DJ AM was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, authorities investigating the case have revealed that the celebrity spinmaster was found with an excessive amount of undigested painkillers in his stomach.

According to People magazine, AM, born Adam Goldstein, 36, had swallowed eight OxyContin pills, a dangerously powerful painkiller. Another OxyContin pill was also found in the DJ’s mouth, as it seems he lost consciousness before he was able to swallow it.

Despite the new discovery, which leads many to believe the DJ’s death to be an apparent suicide, official autopsy results have yet to be determined.

As previously reported, a crack pipe and a near-empty bag of crack were found in AM’s bedroom as well. A source told People that Goldstein— a recovering drug addict, who was sober for the last 11 years—”smoked a lot of crack, barricaded the doors and killed himself.”

Reports speculate that AM was distraught over a break-up with his ex-girlfriend, fashion model Haley Wood. Cops found a recent Valentine’s Day card from Wood in his living room.

A private memorial for the DJ is scheduled for Thursday (September 3) at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, according to MTV News. –Elan Mancini

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  • ri067953

    Yo, if this fool killed himself ova a chick, the world is a betta place without this sucka!

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    RIP DJ AM.

    You had another chance at life with that crash and killed yourself anyway.

    No chick would make me suicidal after surviving a plane crash.

    My dudes take this as a lesson. Nothing is promised, even with money and status.

    • DetroitDraper

      Yea thats very sad especially finding out it was over a chick who’s probably laid up wit some other rich crack head as I type…suicide is always so sad but at the same time you really have to have contempt for these ppl.


  • OG Matt Herbz

    Yeah, that’s fucked up… ESPECIALLY after he survived a fuckin plane crash where he and Travis Barker were the only ones that lived. The fuck, man?

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicproifle EmCDL

    Gotdamn man over a girl? And like ya’ll said he just survived a plane crash…if I were him I would’ve looked passed that and moved on…life is just too valuable, you only got 1. And it ain’t like he wouldn’t be able to get another girl anyway, with all the money he was making you know? Damn…

    R.I.P. DJ AM

  • BeerGangsta

    Life is tought when you don’t have God on your side. We all go threw different shit. I am not going to kill myself! I am still trying to get Rich! RIP DJ AM !!


    Just because this article says it may have been because of a girl dosn’t mean it’s true. The media needs a story to sell.

    • Rich Herbert


      Celebrity disc jockey DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, had eight undigested OxyContin pills in his stomach and a ninth ready to be swallowed in his mouth when he was discovered dead, a law enforcement source said late Tuesday.

      Goldstein, who died Aug. 28 at the age of 36, reportedly popped the pills quickly in what the source said was a clear attempt at suicide — not an accidental death, as previously reported.

      “He wanted to die,” the source told People magazine.

      “He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn’t even swallow it,” the source said.

      The official also told People magazine Goldstein’s body was found near a Valentine’s Day card from girlfriend Hayley Wood, who said Tuesday that reports she and Goldstein had recently split before his death were completely unfounded.

  • Grimey G

    That sucks that he died but if you had to go out thats the way to do it. Oxycontin is the shit but he shoulda been snorting it not popping it.

  • DJ Kells

    BULLLSHIT….. aint no hotpocket worth my life …. “Bitches are like buses…. miss one , next 15 one comin”