News: Law Enforcement Authorities Suggest DJ AM Suicide, "He Wanted To Die"
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2009 11:45AM
More details surrounding the untimely passing of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein have landed online and include a law enforcement official suggesting his death was suicidal.
DJ AM reportedly swallowed multiple painkillers prior to his death last Friday (August 28).
"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. Also, a mirror was propped inside the door to the apartment and another inside the door of the bedroom, where Goldstein's body was located in the bed, the source says. When the police, Goldstein's manager and paramedics entered together, they pushed the first mirror to the side. When they entered the bedroom, the mirror propped against the door shattered. "They pushed it open and it broke," the source says. (People Magazine)
A memorial for the late deejay will be held tomorrow (September 3).
A celebratory memorial will be held for Goldstein Thursday night at the Hollywood Palladium, which last October was the site of DJ AM's first performance following the plane crash that he and Travis Barker survived. "The format of the evening will be in the style of an open 12-step meeting. Adam's friends both from his life in recovery, as well as those from other areas of his life are welcome. We ask only that everyone adhere to the tradition of anonymity and let what they hear there, and who they see there, stay there." (E! Online)
Jay-Z recently reflected on the memory of DJ AM and said he crossed paths with the deejay a day prior to his near-fatal plane crash last year.
"I met him the day before the plane crash," Hov said in an interview. "We were doing the [Hollywood Palladium] concert, and he told me that he had to go down to South Carolina to do a show with Travis [Barker], and then we'd go and do our show...The plane crash happened, and I'm thinking, 'Let him recover. We'll talk about that some other time,' He called, like, 'Nah, man, I'm still ready to go.' I was shocked by that at first. He came, he had a bandage on his head, and he was ready to go. He was someone that really loved what he did. That's passion: to love what you do and still go forward." (MTV)
According to authorities, DJ AM was found with prescription drugs throughout his home last week.
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)
Check out Travis Barker's DJ AM tribute below: