DJ AM's Death Not Suicide: TMZ

Plane crash likely triggered descent into drugs; breakup not blamed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 7:15 AM CDT
The body of Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, is removed from his apartment building in New York, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/David Karp)
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(Newser) – DJ AM’s death was not a suicide, and it had “absolutely nothing to do with his recent breakup,” law enforcement sources tell TMZ. They say Adam Goldstein developed a dependency on anxiety drugs following last year’s plane crash, which triggered a “recent” relapse into addiction. Based on the evidence, cause of death will likely be an accidental overdose due to a combo of crack cocaine and anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax.