Sunday, August 30, 2009

DJ AM Found Dead, Reports Pour In About Drug Abuse

DJ AM was found dead in his New York City apartment on Friday (August 28), sparking reports about the role drugs may have played in his death.

Friends reportedly called police after not hearing from AM, born Adam Goldstein, for a few days.

Upon entering the residence, they discovered AM's body as well as crack pipe and prescription pills, a law enforcement official reportedly told the Associated Press.

Since his death, Celebrity Rehab host Dr. Drew Pinsky has come forward, suggesting AM's death may have been related to a relapse on painkillers.

"It very slowly and subtly reawakens addiction," Pinsky said of pain medication in an interview Saturday (August 29). "I'm not saying it was inappropriately prescribed, I'm saying he didn't know the risks."

Numerous reports are suggesting AM was first prescribed pain medication to deal with the pain from injuries sustained during his widely publicized plane crash around this time last year.

AM had previous problems with addiction and even teamed up with MTV recently for an Intervention style television show.

"I am a recovering drug addict," AM told the AP last month when promoting the show. "When I see it and I'm in their room and the paraphernalia and the whole lifestyle and everything, I still, 11 years later, have that little thing in my head that starts thinking, 'Oh, where's that? I wonder what that is?'"

As previously reported, AM and drummer Travis Barker were critically injured during a Lear Jet plane crash that claimed the lives of four others.

"Don't know how i am gonna play 2night but i am for AM," Barker wrote on Twitter. "My brother is gone. i love u and miss u, i'll never forget all the good times we had."

1 comment:

  1. god lord ! these things are increasing day by day , feel so sad for him " mourning"