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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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Rest in Peace Adam.

1851 days ago


WTF is going on with all these prescription medication addictions and overdosing. Its getting/already is out of control.

1851 days ago


Pain meds are getting a bad wrap due to this kind of thing, do we even know it was pain meds? some say that he should catch a break cause he was burned, so should pain meds. We don't know what he took yet for sure....and also people abuse pain meds constantly and make pain meds look really bad. Do some of you who never have had pain for more than a few days (due to surgery) know what its like to have it daily and need them daily but hear how bad pain meds are do to people abusing them? I'm not mad at the abusers really, mad at ignorant people who assume the meds are bad just cause people can't take them right always. Some people need those meds daily and can't function without them. They also get tired of hearing how the meds they are on are so bad because of this or that teen dying from it cause they abused it.

1851 days ago

Just sayin'    

OMG. That is so sad. RIP.
The plane crash makes it seem eerily like the movie
"Final Destination".

1851 days ago


I'm pretty sure there is NO prescription that involves popping it into a pipe and lighting up... Dr's aren't to blame on this one. He was given a prescription he made the choice to take it in a NON prescribed dose and in a dangerous way. These guys all know the dangers of drugs... yet they all seem to think it "can't happen to them". More people need to think about that BEFORE they start.

1851 days ago


I just have to say this is the saddest news. He had over come so much adversity from heroine addiction to gastric bypass and that plane crash. He was the underdog really and I always wanted him to do well. I had the pleasure of meeting him once and he was so polite. I just saw him on Tuesday at Dusk in AC and as always he was THE BEST DJ, How many more people have to od from these prescription drugs before someone steps in. RIP DJ AM YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!

1851 days ago


25. 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!!!!


Well, People die. You will not live forever.

If you look at that list..... many did not have any redeeming factores at all.... to include this guy... no big loss

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1851 days ago


...and there's a collective sound of WHO????

1851 days ago


I have no sympathy for people who OD.
Was he in pain from surviving that crash? Not as much as the people who died on that plane - who would have happily changed places with him and then stayed off drugs.

In the end the king had no clothes and that is what I will remember of DJ AM.

1851 days ago


Every overdose is really just another suicide....ARTOFWAR

1851 days ago

its me    

I'm not shocked over this at all. i knew it would happen. he got all those MEDS thrown at him after the crash and of course he got addicted or maybe he already was . so I'm not surprised. but this is really sad. he survived a plane crash and now this? very sad... RIP
i dont wanna see Mandy Moore go running and crying. she wants attention. she ran to him after the crash and told people how much she loved him and she kept talking about it FOR ATTENTION so if i see her ...its hey everyone look at me! give me attention because I'm not anyone in hollywood!

1851 days ago

dr fred    

sorrry but he was a complete loser smoking crack, quit blaming doctors for the few irresponsible people ..
sick & injured folks need pain meds & take them properly it is the few losers that ruin it for the ones that legitably need it.

I broke my leg & had major surgery, but because of the hysteria I had to suffer & take freakin tylenol

1851 days ago


This is so freaky - he is found dead on the day the "Final Destination" came out? Is that movie true to life? Don't die in a plane crash but survive to die in the most stupid way - OD?

1851 days ago


It's the crack that did it, ultimately. That's sad. You can't mix all that stuff. I knew he had to be mixing.

1851 days ago


This is tragic, and so sad, I feel so bad for his family, and his friends, as i hope he had real friends, as suspect he did not,as a real friend would try to help him get support for his drug use. I think he had suffered a huge trauma with the near death that he survived, and he needed counseling to deal with the emotions and feelings that so often people experience after such an horrific accident. Did he get that counseling? Hollywood is a plastic bubble where those inside protect themselves with denial, and suspicion, thinking that their celebrity status protects them from the negative effects of social deviate behavior and drug use. Denial is a strong emotion that gives a fake sense of"that was him, won't ever happen to me" mentality. Of course not everyone in Hollywood is on drugs but there is a strong indication that the current flavor or trend is prescription drugs mixed with street drugs. Here's a clue the prescription drugs your doctor provides are DRUGS, with side effects, some are stored in your fat cells, some are metabolized out after a few hours and some take days, but they are DRUGS. It is just too bad that many who use surround themselves with drug abusers who only tell them what they want to hear, "that is is ok to use, come on let's get high", just how many more talented people are going to drop before these misguided fools get a clue? For those of you that use, get help now, go find a person a friend who loves you and run to the nearest rehab, hospital, doctor to get that help. best wishes, and prayers for DJAM's family. Yoda

1851 days ago
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