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Pill Bottles, Crack Pipe Found Near DJ AM's Body

8/28/2009 8:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DJ AMSources tell TMZ prescription pill bottles were found near DJ AM's body this afternoon.

We're told his body was found at around 5 PM at his apartment in New York City -- he was shirtless and wearing sweatpants. He was face down.

UPDATE 10:33 PM ET: Crime scene investigators just entered the apartment with evidence bags.

UPDATE 9:15 PM ET: Law enforcement sources say the call came in at 5:24 PM -- the FDNY responded at 5:27 PM. We're told DJ AM was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:00 PM.

UPDATE 8:35 PM ET: A law enforcement source on scene tells TMZ a glass "crack pipe" was found in his bedroom. The pill bottles were found in the kitchen.

UPDATE 8:10 PM ET: Sources say a pipe commonly used to smoke drugs was also found inside the bedroom.

UPDATE 7:51 PM ET: We're told his body has not been removed from the apartment.

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16.

j    

Please everyone, while you are alive to choose...look into Jesus as
your Saviour. Eternity is forever.

1693 days ago
17.

Scott    

What would be funny is if Dr. Murray was involved LOL

What an idiot this guy "was" you survive a plane crash then over medicate yourself lol say hi to MJ for me :)

1693 days ago
18.

Scooter51    

Maybe the pain of surviving a horrific plane crash was just too much for him to handle...another talented invidual taken away too soon. Sympathy goes out to his family!

1693 days ago
19.

Shane    

I hope it's not another Heath Ledger accidental overdose if it is indeed the meds that killed him! I mean...it's already starting to sound that was. RIP DJ AM!

1693 days ago
20.

The Dude    

I noted after his plane crash he should feel lucky to be alive rather than suing the airline for the pilot failing to not crash the plane when the tire blew at 120 mph during takoff.

He got a second chance and thumbed his nose at it.....

The second chance got taken back....

1693 days ago
21.

over 9000    

I dont care

1693 days ago
22.

doctorme    

How very sad. I wonder if it was survivor guilt over the plane crash... or even a near death experience... and he wanted to return to the "peace".

Very sad for his family.

Condolences.

1693 days ago
23.

Johnston    

The only thing I will remember him for: banging Nicole.

1693 days ago
24.

Johnston    

LMAO look in to Jesus... what a bunch of baloney.

1693 days ago
25.

testastretta    

Sounds like another case of PropoFAIL: celebrities medicating themselves into oblivion.

1693 days ago
26.

commentator    

That's some final destination sh*t.

1693 days ago
27.

MillerDorothy2    

Serious.... Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays,Jasmine Fiore, Oscar Mayer Jr, John Hughes, Eunice Shriver, Ted Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Steve McNair, David Carridine, Dominique Dunne and now HIM!!!!

ALSO THOSE OF JUST THE PEOPLE THAT DIED THIS SUMMER NOT THE WHOLE 2009 YEAR......

2009 IS NOT A GOOD YEAR AT ALL


1693 days ago
28.

michael    

he dies the same day final destination opens up in theatres???!!!

1693 days ago
29.

WendyT    

Another accidental overdose. This is a real shame. PEOPLE WAKE UP... if you take party drugs don't take prescriptions to help you fall asleep- it will eventually catch up with you.

1693 days ago
30.

Amanda    

RIP DJ AM. He was probably prescribed the pain killers after being burned so badly. It kind of mirrors what happen with MJ after he was burned during the Pepsi Commercial. The pain from a burn is so horrible I think people take more and more pills to feel relief. It's all so very sad!

1693 days ago
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