News: DJ AM Reportedly Discovered W/ Crack, Cause Of Death Still In Question
Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 10:00AM
Details surrounding the unexpected death of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein have landed online with police reports saying crack cocaine was found in his New York City apartment.
According to authorities, DJ AM was also found with prescription drugs throughout his home.
The 36 year-old ex-fiance of Nicole Richie, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, was discovered in bed wearing only sweatpants at his $2 million SoHo pad and a near-empty bag of crack stuck to his chest, sources said. Investigators found a glass crack pipe in his bedroom and at least seven bottles of prescription drugs on his kitchen counter, including the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, sources said. Goldstein was on his stomach with the bag of crack underneath him, suggesting he rolled on top of it before he died, a source said. (New York Daily News)
Despite speculation, an official autopsy has not yet revealed Goldstein's cause of death.
"The cause of death was inconclusive because we need to do additional testing," New York City Medical Examiner spokesperson Ellen Borakove said. "The testing would include toxicology and tissue testing. We don't expect any results for several weeks...It's under investigation and when the investigation is complete we will have a cause of death and a manner of death." (People Magazine)
Fans and rappers alike shared their reactions to the deejay's death Friday (August 28) evening.
"????????????," Virginia rapper Skillz typed. "I can't breathe. He was my friend...I cannot blv that I will neva c him again. I can't stop crying. Thinkin of ppl who r doing the same thing right now. just dawned on me d when u play The Million Dollar BackPack DJ AM's voice is the 1st voice u hear. U hear him on my album b4 u hear me. This hurts...Thanks guys for the words of encouragement, hvn a hard time. But we never know Gods plan. I'm chkin outta twitter. Thanks again. 1." (Skillz's Twitter)
Reports of his passing landed online Friday afternoon.
Law enforcement sources tell us DJ AM -- also known as Adam Goldstein -- was found dead this afternoon in New York City. Sources tell us he was found in his apartment at around 5:20 PM. We're told drug paraphernalia was found at the scene. Our sources say DJ AM had not been seen or heard from for a few days -- one of his friends went to check on him, but got no response after knocking on his apartment door. We're told the friend called the police, who broke down the door and then found DJ AM's body. Sources tell TMZ prescription pill bottles were found by DJ AM's body this afternoon. We're told his body was found at around 5 PM this afternoon at his apartment in New York City. (TMZ)
Check out Slaughterhouse's moment of silence for DJ AM below: