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DJ AM's Death = Accidental Drug Overdose

DJ AM's Death = Accidental Drug Overdose

DJ AM‘s death was an accidental drug overdose, according to the New York City medical examiner’s office.

The lethal cocktail of drugs in the 36-year-old included cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole (a drug used to cut cocaine with).

AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, and Blink 182′s Travis Barker had been coping with being the only survivors of a small plane crash in South Carolina last September.

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  • Halli

    How is it accidental when he had a cocktail of drugs in his system and FIVE Oxycotin pills in his stomach and another lodged in his throat?

  • suicide not accidental…

    How can that be when Anna Nicole Smith had as many drugs and
    Howard K Stern and her therapist are being charged with over
    prescribing drugs to her.. The same with Michael Jackson Dr. Murray
    did not intend to kill Michael accidental over dose too.. isn’t that what
    the cororner said… For that many drugs in his system he would of
    known how many he was taking this way too many drugs..

  • YES!

    I agree with everyone above, this sh_it wasnt accidental. if it were an accident it would be cuz u didnt know certain drugs didnt mix (ex. for 2 prescriptions, not 8)…

    **You intentionally have to down 8 types of meds! Enough with the political correctness fools, suicide is suicide!

  • madmax

    I think he had survivors guilt. I wish he’d been in some kind of counseling

  • SubSub

    Definitely not accidental. It was simply a self-induced drug OD.

  • ajmeza

    If you believe it was accidental, I have some property I would like to sell you.

    If this is the kind of bullshit people are believing these days, I might need to try to accidentally rob a bank.

  • Diva

    I agree. How in the f$#%^ing world is that kind of cocktail ‘accidental’?

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    accidental?!? when you take drugs.. nothing that happens from it is an accident. if he would have accidentally taken drugs and then died then yes. but he didn’t accidentally take drugs so it wasn’t an accidental overdose. he killed himself cause he was stupid, and weak.

  • fame

    RIP

  • dundies

    he accidentally had all these things….while i accidentally run a red light

  • mary

    To me he was a hero for surviving that awful plane crash

  • Flo

    I think I remember reading a report that said the police had difficulty accessing the apartment becasue he had barricaded the doors. So how can thispossibly be ruled accidental death.

  • ROCKY
  • Joey

    rip

  • http://www.jamaica-fact-fest.com Jamaicafest

    Such a tragic way to die. He was clearly trying to cope with his pain.

  • LDG

    So what exactly is an “accidental” overdose?

    I want to make sure I understand yet another of modern society’s colorful euphemisms in order to make things easy on the rest of us.

    “A toxicology report found traces of the drugs used in the painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin and sedatives Ativan, Klonopin and Xanax. It also found levamisole, a cancer treatment drug that is also used to cut cocaine”

    Now to make sure I understand this all:A person loads their body with a series of illegal substances, some of them illegal like cocaine and others “illegally prescribed”, but all not supposed to be in that persons possession in the first place. Said individual dies as a consequence of these premeditated thoughts and acts to ingest these substances.

    The police rule it an “accident”. No, I will have to disagree with this one. His acting like an idiot and moron were pretty much done on purpose. Nothing “accidental” here.

    I would rule this “death by stupidity” but since we have no such description how about we simply say another degenerate loser who nobody would ever want their children looking up to and emulating has done the world a favor and moved on ridding us of their potential for stupidity.

    I’m sure all of you DJ AM sympathizers would be oh so forgiving had this man gotten into a car in his extremely intoxicated condition and ran over an innocent human being, especially a child.

    Unless of course it was a child running naked across Hollywood Blvd trying to escape the grasp of being pursued by Roman Polanski; DJ AM could have struck and killed this child and a collective “SIGH” would have been heard across greater Southern L.A. and even one person stating “at least there’s no witness this time around”. At this point DJ AM would have been sent off to Betty Ford for a stint of forgiveness and self-cleansing.

  • ann

    I wonder how much did the family pay for the M.E. to say that. This was suicide. He was literally popping pills til his last breath ( an undissolved pill was found in his mouth) plus he blocked the door so no one could get in. accidental death yeah right.

  • kara

    “The lethal cocktail of drugs in the 36-year-old included cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole (a drug used to cut cocaine with)”………. wow and this is called ACCIDENT ? wow people have to be really dumb to think that this is an accident. We can only call that accident if DJ AM was stupid enough to think he wouldn’t die from this cocktail… well i guess he was.

  • http://www.lovepetowners.com/ jesse

    So sad, rest in peace

  • Jbo

    Accidental MY ARSE! A junkie is a junkie – no matter how famous you are!

    Calling a spade a spade! I wonder what kind of overdose warrants an “intentional overdose” – nice PR spin!

  • nop

    I TOTALLY agree w/ everyone above. When I read this, all I could say was WTF. How the HECK is this an “accidental” overdose. Clearly he committed suicide. Call a spade a spade, my goodness. Whomever put out that report should be fired. So because he was “well known” they cover up the fact that he committed suicide. It’s a common thing in society!! Makes no sense whatsoever. Stupid!

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    dont mean 2 sound like an a-hole
    but there is no way that was accidental….
    all those drugs, accidental overdose is if u 2-3 things together not like half a dozen…

  • lauren

    accidental?? please..

  • g!na

    THIS IS NO ACCIDENT! medical examiner just said it was to probably make the family deal with it better! COME ON ! A DOCTOR DOESN’T PRESCRIBE THAT MANY SEDATIVES( ANTI ANXIETY MEDS) HE HAD XANAX,ATIVAN, KLONOPIN – A DOCTOR ONLY PRESCRIBES ONE OF THESE NEUROCOTICS! ALSO, HAD OXYCOTIN & VICODIN AS PAIN KILLERS! DOCTOR WOULD PRESCRIBE ONE KIND! THAN JUST ADD COCAINE! MY BF OVERDOSED ON JUST VICODIN & ALCOHOL! OMG! HE HAD LIKE EVERY PAIN KILLER & SEDATIVE IN HIS SYSTEM! OXYCOTIN IS SO POWERFUL & JUST A LITTLE WILL MESS YOU UP! tHIS WAS NO ACCIDENT! WHO WAS HIS DOCTOR? IF THE DOCTOR DIDN’T PRESCRIBE ALL THESE THAN HE WAS BUYING THEM OFF THE STREETS! OR DOCTOR HOPPING!

  • MILAN

    @kara: YEAH! he had sooo many drugs in his system! no way an accident! any of these drugs by themselves will kill you! oxycotin is such a powerful pain killer! many people OD & die with just this! Adam had a suicide cocktail for sure! It’s gross to hear all of the drugs he was on! dude was really a druggy!

  • g!na

    @LDG: totally agree with you! wtf – no doctor in their right mind would give three different sedatives & 2 different pain killers! especially to a drug addict! non neurcotics to drug addicts!

  • melissa asherman

    Maybe if he took aleve, advil, anxiety medicine and a sleeping pill… then i’d said, “Okay, it could be accidental.” But if you have cocaine and oxycontin… forget the rest – that is not accidental!

  • melissa asherman

    Maybe if he took aleve, advil, anxiety medicine and a sleeping pill… then i’d said, “Okay, it could be accidental.” But if you have cocaine and oxycontin… forget the rest – that is not accidental!

  • cynthiam50

    @I n F a m o u s l y C o o l:
    Hi,
    I just wanted to tell you that Michael was by no means stupid.He was in a lot of pain both physically and mentally. He was always trying to forget the pain of two divorces,the pain of a vicious father who beat the hell out of him,pressures of life in a fishbowl with the media and people following him everywhere he went. He loved his fans,he loved meeting people and hearing about their lives and joys,and he loved being a father.
    He had only wanted some peace to just live his life,but was never allowed that,due to the media. Sad,isn’t it? Can you imagine carrying that around for 42 years from the age of 5? I couldn’t. Imagine having all that money,and you can’t go anywhere and have some fun enjoying the money you’ve made over 3 decades.
    If he went shopping,the media was there telling the world,so in turn,the crowds would gather,saying his name over and over and over again. I just can’t imagine what that felt like. Have a great evening

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com blink180

    what the hell, this guy killed himself its sad that he went out the way he did but calling his ODing an accident is total BS. No matter how hard it is for people to deal with his death including his family lying is gonna make people talk, to make it simple “the guy killed himself “. SIMPLE.

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  • james

    @cynthiam50: who are you cynthia, a Michael Jackson expert? stay off the internet, no one wants to read your rants!!!

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