DJ AM Gobbled 9 OxyContin Before Death: Source

Law enforcement source says Valentine's card from Hayley Wood found on table
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2009 2:42 AM CDT
A couple lights a candle outside the apartment of DJ "Adam Goldstein" AM, who was found dead in his apartment in New York last week.   (AP Photo/David Karp)
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(Newser) – DJ AM was found dead with eight OxyContin pills in his stomach and another in his mouth, supporting the theory that he committed suicide, a law enforcement source tells People. He wanted to die," the source said. "He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn't even swallow it." Crack cocaine was found under the DJ's body, according to the source.

A mirror was propped up against the bedroom door, which shattered when investigators entered. The DJ, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, "smoked a lot of crack, barricaded the doors and killed himself," the source believes. A Valentine's Day card from Hayley Wood, thought to have recently broken up with Goldstein (though she now denies it), was found on a table in the living room along with several photographs of the couple.