DJ AM Popped Nine OxyContin Pills Before Death: Source

"He wanted to die," law enforcement source says

By Caitlin Millat
|  Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 7:25 PM PDT
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DJ AM's body was reportedly found with eight OxyContin pills in his system, a source said Tuesday.

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Celebrity disc jockey DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, had eight undigested OxyContin pills in his stomach and a ninth ready to be swallowed in his mouth when he was discovered dead, a law enforcement source said late Tuesday.

Goldstein, who died Aug. 28 at the age of 36, reportedly popped the pills quickly in what the source said was a clear attempt at suicide -- not an accidental death, as previously reported.

"He wanted to die," the source told People magazine.

"He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn't even swallow it," the source said.

The official also told People magazine Goldstein's body was found near a Valentine's Day card from girlfriend Hayley Wood, who said Tuesday that reports she and Goldstein had recently split before his death were completely unfounded.

The card read, "Thank God you're in my life. I love you," People reported.

Goldstein was a recovering drug addict who was involved in a plane crash in 2008 with friend Travis Barker from band Blink-182. Both miraculously walked away from the accident alive.

Goldstein got back on painkillers after the accident and reportedly relapsed, becoming addicted to the painkillers.

His body was found next to a crack pipe, which the source said he used to smoke before ending his own life.

He "smoked a lot of crack, barricaded the doors, and killed himself," the source told People.

An autopsy conducted on Goldstein's body was inconclusive, and coroners say they won't know the cause of death until toxicology test results are released in the coming weeks.

Goldstein's body was relocated to Los Angeles Tuesday.

A memorial for the star will be held Thursday and will be fashioned after a 12-step recovery meeting, People reported.

"The format of the evening will be in the style of an open 12-step meeting," the invite for the ceremony, to be held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

"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," the invite reads.

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