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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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What a complete loser. Given a second chance and he OD's. What a moron. Trying to sue the dead pilot's widows probably didn't help karma. The other loser better watch out.

1828 days ago


"Crack is whack." - Whitney Houston

1828 days ago


wonder if it was suicide. I remember hearing him talk about how he almost killed himself once. poor guy.

1828 days ago


i just saw him tuesdayaugust 25 playing live i have video pictures and lots more i cant believe this

1828 days ago


I don't understand why anyone calls him a moron. I thought everyone understood nowadays that addiction was a disease. Maybe you don't consider it a disease, but it is something that can't be helped really.

1828 days ago


"He knew"

1828 days ago

Buck Farack    

By now it should be obvious that the Rich Too Soon set is doing a fine job of culling itself. I predict Lindsay Lohan will be joining the club soon. The sad part is, God gave this guy a second chance and he squandered it.

1828 days ago


As of right now I am thinking it is probably suicide. It is sad because it was a miracle that he made it out of that plane alive, but he was probably left with constant pain, ptsd and depression. RIP Adam!

1828 days ago


I guess nothing was learnt from Michael Jackson's drug related demise.

1828 days ago

#645732 - Cell Block H    

I know a lot of you will disagree, but just like MJ, DJ was a junkie who dies due to drug abuse. Just like cigarettes, which tell you on the pack that this product will kill you, we just never learn. I went to the funeral of Hillel Slovak, the great guitar player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, after he died from a heroin overdose. A lot of his friends mourned his death, then went home and shot up. Even the death of a friend could not stop them from using. Alas, we as human beings are weak and think it could never happen to us. A lesson learned.

1828 days ago


"crack Kills" -Jesus

1828 days ago


people need to stop blamming cops or DEA or doctors for not doing their job. This isnt a MJ kind of case. This is a guy that was clearly addicted to drugs that took a risk by using drugs and it cost him his life. Its his fault and only his fault. Should stick with weed, it cant kill you directly from smoking it, only if you do something stupid like drive while high.

1828 days ago


first of all...i feel very sad for travis.
and i wonder how nicole will react to this.
but he will be extreamly missed...this is rlly shocking and really sad. he was givin a second chance after he survived the plane crash...this is just really terrible.

1828 days ago


Neither Michael Jackson's death nor this one will stop a drug addict from using...too bad but too true.
108. I guess nothing was learnt from Michael Jackson's drug related demise.

Posted at 9:04PM on Aug 28th 2009 by Ehyse

1828 days ago


i am appalled at what some of you are saying about this man!! he was a respected DJ,brother,son and friend! for any of you to say some of these ludicrous things shame on you for even thinking like that!! i am not happy with the fact he took pills and he should of gotten help for what he might have been going through but god has a plan for everyone and everything wheather it be good or bad! rip dj am!

1828 days ago
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