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DJ AM -- Cause of Death Accidental

9/29/2009 11:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

dj am cause of deathTMZ has learned the New York City Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death for Adam Goldstein -- DJ AM.

The M.E. says the cause of death is "acute intoxication" due to the combined effects of cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole (a drug used to cut cocaine with).

The manner of death is listed as "accident (substance abuse)."



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46.

La Toya Jackson    

Back to me !!!! I need Mo Money .. Mo Money .. MUCH MO MONEY !!!

1789 days ago
47.

Megan    

NONE of you have ANY idea what DJ AM was going through in his life. Ex-addict, plan crash survivor, among many other things I am sure. Stuff like this takes a toll on a person. Never judge someone, especially someone you don't know, unless you REALLY know what they are going through. We all have issues, but most of us are fortunate enough NOT to have the spotlight on us "24-7" nor to have to experience half of what he did. SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!

1789 days ago
48.

del    

It's called a binge. He did coke, then to come down started taking downers, thought he'd cultivate a nod so he took even more, that's how drug addicts die ALL THE TIME. They're so used to taking a boatload of drugs together, that eventually they combine just enough to cause "acute intoxication." It's the oldest story in Rock and Roll. It amazes me that anyone is surprised. How exactly IS it that y'all think people overdose?

1789 days ago
49.

Unbelievable    

Oh yes Megan you're right...we should have pity.
After all, we all have problems, don't we?
We just don't all binge on illegal and prescription drugs to try to solve them.
We should not judge the ones who do....

1789 days ago
50.

del    


I wonder how much the coroner was paid off?

Posted at 11:59AM on Sep 29th 2009 by ItIsWhatItIs

Paid off for what? A drug addict took too many drugs and died of the result of taking too many drugs, that result being "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of" - This is common language on death certificates with drug overdoses. All one has to know is one person who OD'ed to recognize that language, it's what is on all OD death certificates. It's only ruled a suicide if there is evidence of intent. A drug addict on a binge doing too much is a common event, not a mysterious one.

1789 days ago
51.

AndreaYoungRepublican    

Sounds more like suicide.

1789 days ago
52.

Emmy    

My question...how can it be accidental when they know what they're taking? You take all that and yes, you're more than likely going to die!!

1789 days ago
53.

del    

67. Oh yes Megan you're right...we should have pity.
After all, we all have problems, don't we?
We just don't all binge on illegal and prescription drugs to try to solve them. We should not judge the ones who do....

Posted at 12:14PM on Sep 29th 2009 by Courtney

Courtney, are you a Christian? If you are you should go pray for yourself because it's you people pity when they read your bitter, hateful spew. How sad it must be to be one of your loved ones. Please don't have children.

1789 days ago
54.

WillOTheWisp    

65. NONE of you have ANY idea what DJ AM was going through in his life. Ex-addict, plan crash survivor, among many other things I am sure. Stuff like this takes a toll on a person. Never judge someone, especially someone you don't know, unless you REALLY know what they are going through. We all have issues, but most of us are fortunate enough NOT to have the spotlight on us "24-7" nor to have to experience half of what he did. SHOW SOME RESPECT!!!

Posted at 12:08PM on Sep 29th 2009 by Megan

What in the world are you talking about?

We all go through crap in life! But are you saying you would solve your crap in life by: sitting on the side of your bed and making the decision to put a half of a pharmacy into your belly, and think you're going to feel better and not die? Right!

It's not a question of not understanding him! The question here is: 'Are we suppose to buy the fact that his death as been classified as "ACCIDENTAL"'? We just saying we're not buying it! We not saying he’s a bad guy!


1789 days ago
55.

lilybelle    

How can you combine all these drugs, cocaine,oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole and not think that all those combinations taking at one shot is just a ticking suicide bomb? Its beyond me, when you take that many drugs at one time its a death sentence to your self... I feel bad for the family, but DJ ADAM knew that he was doing. So sad, never got over his drug addiction!!!

1789 days ago
56.

sue    

THIS IS YET ANOTHER CELEBRITY GONE TO SOON!!! HE WAS A HUMAN BEING AND IS GONE NOW AND SHOULD HAVE THE RESPECT FOR THAT REASON ALONE!!! WE CANT JUDGE HIM --WE WERE NOT IN HIS SHOES!!! RIP DJ AM---hopefully we can all learn from these people that have lost there lifes because of prescription or street drugs ACTUALLY I AM TAKING MY TWIN GIRLS THAT ARE 14 YRS OLD TO A FUNERAL TOMMORROW THERE FRIEND 16YRS BOY-LOST HIS LIFE ON SAT FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE THAT HE HAD ACCESS TO FROM THE MEDICINE CABINET, ALL VERY VERY SAD!!!! SUE FROM TAMPA--WHEN IT IS CLOSE TO YOUR FAMILY IS WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS A REAL SICKNESS.

1789 days ago
57.

Nick    

Real life "Final Destination". Death will find you!

1789 days ago
58.

punchapap    

Just stick to masturbation. It's much safer and no one gets hurt or dies.

1789 days ago
59.

Scott    

I agree with the cause of death as long as the brackets (substance abuse) is included!

That said and to be brutally honest the wrong person died in the plane crash..............

What an absolute waste of talent and a human life. He had the world by the balls and so many people to help him with his addictions.

rest in helll buddy what you soe you reap.....

1789 days ago
60.

WC    

Doper dies doping and it is an accident ?? I think not it is stupidity.

1789 days ago
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