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Autopsy shows pills found in DJ AM's stomach



Tbd-djam090309 From the AP: DJ AM had prescription pills in his stomach and one in his throat when police found him dead in his apartment, a New York City official said Wednesday.

The official told the AP that six pills were found in the celebrity disc jockey's stomach and that the pill in his throat appeared to be the powerful painkiller OxyContin.

The official didn't know how strong a dose each pill contained and wasn't sure what kind of pills were in DJ AM's stomach.

The official was familiar with the preliminary autopsy report released last week but was not authorized to talk publicly about it and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The 36-year-old, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, was found Friday evening in his SoHo apartment after a friend called 911. Paramedics had to break down the door before they found him, shirtless and wearing sweat pants, in his bed around 5:20 p.m. There was no evidence of foul play.

A crack pipe and prescription pill bottles were discovered there. Final autopsy and toxicology reports are pending.

E! reported that a private funeral for Goldstein had been set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in L.A.

[Photo: AM at the Seminole Hard Rock in May 2008. Luis Santana/tbt*]


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:54am]


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