DJ AM had crack on him

August 30th, 2009 // 96 Comments

With the autopsy report coming back as inconclusive pending a toxicology report, the police reportedly found crack in DJ AM’s pocket after finding him dead along with a pipe near his body, according to RadarOnline:

Police first entered the 36-year-old’s $2 million SoHo apartment at 5:23 PM Friday after worried friends had tried unsuccessfully to reach him. Police and emergency medical workers discovered his lifeless body on top of his bed. A glass crack pipe was found nearby.
“It wasn’t until a while later when police actually found the bag of crack,” said the NYPD source. “It wasn’t discovered until his body was moved for the first time. The bag of crack was in the groin area inside the sweat pants he was wearing.”
In other new details, the source says police found more than a dozen bottles of prescription pills in the kitchen of his seven-floor Lafayette Street apartment. “Xanax and the painkiller Vicodin were among the pills found,” said the source.

The police have also confirmed DJ AM was alive as early as Friday morning and wasn’t dead in his apartment for days:

The time of death has not yet been officially announced but RadarOnline.com has also learned that AM was still alive at least into the early hours of Friday morning because they have discovered some IMs sent from him as late as 1 a.m. “He was alive Thursday night and into early Friday morning from the time of these texts,” said the source. “He was texting an unidentified individual as late as 1 a.m.”
It is unknown at this time if the messages were to his ex-girlfriend.

Reports are coming in that DJ AM was distraught over his girlfriend of a few months breaking up with him which makes no fucking sense. Listen, I don’t want to rag on the guy, but after seeing four people you know burn to a crisp as you escape death, OD-ing because some girl doesn’t like you is unbelievably weak. Not only that, the dude was rich and could’ve easily taken a month, or even a year, off to hire a hot therapist who’ll also fellate you while you play video games. I could’ve been molested by a clown as a child, and a week of Dr. BJ would have me high-fiving Ronald McDonald. That’s all I’m saying.

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  1. sdklj

    First. Remember kids, crack kills.

  2. God

    That is the funniest thing you’ve written ever. And yes what a baby. oh I’m just gonna hold up in this apt. smoking crack cuz nobody likes me. Secretive. What’s with none of these people having friends to intervene??? Seams like celebrity = lonely.

  3. Snoop Dog

    That is the funniest thing you’ve written ever. And yes what a baby. oh I’m just gonna hold up in this apt. smoking crack cuz nobody likes me. Secretive. What’s with none of these people having friends to intervene??? Seams like celebrity = lonely.

  4. Did anyone see the pic of the girlfriend he was so distraught over? What a pig this girl is. I mean, come on. The Amish community has better looking girls than her. He should have just spent his time banging hot hookers instead of being so depressed over his horribly difficult life as a fucking DJ.

  5. Megan

    “Listen, I don’t want to rag on the guy, but after seeing four people you know burn to a crisp as you escape death, OD-ing because some girl doesn’t like you is unbelievably weak.” ~ I could not agree with this more, regardless of his reasons for ODing. He had a near death experience and didn’t revere his life enough to not use drugs. He survived plane crash, and instead of having an epiphany, he just turned around and spit in the face of fate by taking his life for granted. And inevitably, it all caught up to him. I’m not sure if that’s karma, irony or both.

  6. mememe

    your comments usually make me smile, fish, and i am always the one thinking the people offended by your (again, usually) tastefully witty barbs are babies, but your remarks concerning dj am have gone too far. you’re not even being clever. random ronald mcdonald joke? really? what is this, fifth grade?

    dj am wasn’t even a shitbag like lindsay lohan or paris, and you’re ragging on him three times as hard. one thing that made me respect you more than perez or other douchenozzle celebrity bloggers was your tact, but even that is flying out of the window. how do you define yourself now? grow the fuck up and return to being the endearingly desperate tabloid author we all know and love.

  7. LOLWUT

    Was it a $450,000 crack party? “There was a pile of crack this high!”

  8. Dude Love

    How did a mediocre DJ score a $2 million apartment?

  9. crymorepls

    cry more pls, #6. i’m sure you knew DJ AM, I bet you guys were best friends. you’re on superficial and you want him to show special treatment when someone acts like a jackass because you think he’s a good guy? really? get the sand out of the vag

  10. mememe

    yeah, i knew the half-rate trolls who have just discovered anonymity on the internet would come out of the woodwork to say something about my post. sand in the vagina? say something fucking original. what’s next, telling me to get back in the kitchen? come on, if you’re going to be a douchebag at least impress me. you’re only embarrassing yourself.

    ~*cry moar*~ god your trendy internet jargon just kills my feelings. stop breaking my heart!

  11. Alonzo

    Jimmy crack corn

  12. Danielle

    did you ever think that it was the trauma of the plane crash that sent him back over the edge but he was taking that pain and targeting it towards his breakup? That seems to make more sense. Maybe admitting the pain and distress was coming from the crash was just to hard to admit to himself.

  13. Spoonman

    6 should take a nice warm bubble bath to wash their giant vagina.

  14. How sad, Rest in Peace my man!

  15. sin

    Really? Is this a suprise to anyone?

  16. Megan

    Oh c’mon, DJ AM obviously didn’t take his life very seriously if he survived a plane crash, while four other people died, and then within a year, kills himself by overdosing? If he couldn’t take his life seriously then why can’t the writer can’t poke fun at the situation [making the ronald mcdonald reference]? If you want people to mourn your life then don’t survive a plane crash and then kill yourself with drugs.

  17. My dear (future) baby daddy,

    You are RIGHT. Nothing says, “Dear Friends and Family– I never fucking liked you.” more clearly than a drug overdose after scaring the shit out of them not even 4 months ago. He could have written a suicide note in his own poop and it wouldn’t have spoken as loudly as this. If he were my friend, I’d be devastated, but only because I’d feel like a fool for loving him in the first place.

  18. Airmail56

    Please pray for the peace of his soul. Sometimes people get tormented by weakness in the mind and flesh, and feel they cannot await the promise of a new day.

  19. Jose

    I understand drug addiction. I understand how it must have been very difficult to stop using amidst mounting circumstances. The survivors guilt, the pain of a breakup, the pressure to be entertaining and upbeat, theres no way this guy couldve done his job while going through WD’s. The entertainment business is completely fueled by drug use as it makes you more socialable, fun, no inhibitions. Its probably quite difficult to survive in the spotlight when compared to all those around you who self medicate instead of dealing with lifes usual pain. But you have to come to a point where you realize that ones physical health is the most important thing in life. How many people have to die to get folks to realize the human body was not meant to be pumped full of mind altering chemicals. The brain wasnt meant for it either. At some point you have to understand this and give in to the fact that you are just not going to feel well at all for a while. That its time to undo what youve been doing to yourself. I know its hard to stop and I understand completely why people, especially in the entertainment business, start taking drugs. But you have to do the right thing, for yourself and the ones around you. Suck it up and get yourself well again. Im a recovering painkiller addict. It has really been hard and I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I messed with those things for the 2 years I did. But I know im doing what must be done. Anyone reading this who is on drugs, please conceed the fact that you are destroying yourself and its time to get well. You can do it because people prove that time and time again. The party has to end, or one day your life will.

  20. miau

    no, fish, thats just the most stupidest thing youve ever written. maybe it was not a because of a girl but because of a trauma from the crash? ever heard of such a thing…?go any further with your jokes and youre not much farer away from perez hilton…better concentrate on bikini babes…
    miau

  21. miau

    no, fish, thats just the most stupidest thing youve ever written. maybe it was not because of a girl but because of a trauma from the crash? ever heard of such a thing…?go any further with your jokes and youre not much farer away from perez hilton…better concentrate on bikini babes…
    miau

  22. Trish

    He was weak and obviously wanted to die. Good riddance.

  23. Kat

    People who use drugs are stupid. I mean, that’s what we teach our children, right? Stop making excuses for him, PTSD or not, he had 2 kids for crying out loud. Way to set an example as well as setting priorities. You know what you’re doing when you stick a crack pipe in your mouth. Didn’t he do a drug intervention reality show on MTV that’s supposed to air later this year? Sorry, in the long run he’s just another guy in the industry that kills himself with drugs. Typical.

  24. Mathias

    Does anyone actually give a shit?

  25. ROUGH before dishonor

    AM wasn’t “distraught” over Mandy Moore but he kill himself over this Hayley chic? come on! stop defaming the guy. Further more Adam died doing what he love =CRACK

  26. Jesus Christ, people. After you’ve survived a plane crash that burned four other people after struggling to stay off of some majorly addictive substances and, subsequently, developed post-traumatic stress disorder, then make your asshole comments. Until then, STFU.

  27. Mike

    The facts are, this dude saw the plan Obama has for us, and, upon realizing that there was NO CHECK (OMG WTFz0RZ) COMING, decided to ace himself rather than face the alternative. I know he HOPED and BELIEVED that his ill-rigged $2 mil mortgage was going to be “adjusted”, but when faced with ever rising payments, just couldn’t admit bankruptcy was in the future. In a way, this dude was looking out for us. Thanks, Dude, and I don’t give a shit.

  28. PhDiego

    ” I could’ve been molested by a clown as a child, and a week of Dr. BJ would have me high-fiving Ronald McDonald.”

    LMAO

    Superficial at its best

  29. tromba

    Can anyone really explain why this asshat is getting so much goddamn attention? What was he famous for? I searched the page for “music” and “musician”. Since neither hit – that couldn’t be it.

  30. Did it occur to any of you dipshits that maybe the crack he was smoking was laced with something lethal??? You can’t trust crack dealers!!!! Wait for the toxicology report to come back before you judge. If it turns out he was smoking poisoned crack, then his death was totally not his fault and he didn’t tatally waste his second chance at a good life!!

  31. Kathy

    @29- i think hes famous for dating nicole richie, and nicole richie is famous for… yeah, beats the hell out of me

  32. Annie Loves Anal

    I’m really sick of all the bullshit coming out of the people knocking Fish’s post. Yeah, it sucks that this asshole chose to take the heavily medicated easy way out because of some slag, but come on people. This guy was being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to play records, which a jukebox could do a lot cheaper. Yeah, the crash was probably mentally scarring, but we all go thru shit (I’ve been in a war, and nobody is crying over me). How is this dickbag better? Oh, because he is basically famous for nothing. Are you assholes crying over the impoverished in America, or the victims of genocide in Rwanda? Fuck no. Just some piece of shit hipster DJay. Get your fucking priorities straight assholes! Point blank: THE FUCKER THREW HIS LIFE AWAY……NEXT!

  33. I tatally can’t type worth shit..

  34. Gobes Mcoy

    whtever love him or hate him the guy is dead so for that i forward my condolence …but hey by the looks of his t-shirt he was a LOST fan…and for that amen

  35. friendlyfires

    Where was Mary-Kate Olsen? Not with me! I’m not your alibi, baby! Explain your way out of this one rag-lady ….

  36. theREALdj

    This is why I love superficial, we visit this site because we LOATHE celebrities! The good ones don’t get the bad rep but the ones who don’t deserve their fame we viciously tear into them on the comments to release our true inner feelings about the person. Adam Goldstein was famous for one reason only! He dated Nicole Richtie and was a fat slob DJ who never was really good. He was probably fist fucking himself (cause common, who would bang the coke fiend that is Nicole?) and thought, how can I become famous? Maybe I should fuck Nicole’s publicist and start DJ’ing! Cause girls would totally want me more! Why is it that rich people can’t afford a good therapist to fucking help their inner problems? I DON’T GET IT!!!

  37. gdj

    where does it say that surviving an accident should make one totally change his life and lose any bad habits?

    and two more questions.. was it suicide or just accident? and was he a decent dj at least? :)

  38. tromba

    #30 – Please, please go back and actually read what you wrote. Think about it a few minutes and then apologize to everyone for writing something so astonishingly stupid.

  39. James

    Spot on fish. Spot on.

    And for those who are whining over Fish’s lack-of-tears, read what 36 wrote. We’re at war folks. We have kids barely out of high school watching their friends get blown up and then getting back to work.
    Shoot your high horses because none of you have spent five minutes today caring about them. If you want to feel some righteous fury about something, how about Brandon McInerney pleading not guilty to shooting his 15 year old classmate in the head for being gay. Be angry at that.

    Get over yourselves. DJ AM obviously didn’t give a damn if anyone cared about him or not so why should you bother with it?

  40. tromba

    #32 – I LOVE YOU!! Yea, what she said!!!

    “This guy was being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to play records, which a jukebox could do a lot cheaper.” Add that anorexic lesbian Lohan thing to the list of wastes of good oxygen.

  41. Chief Smackaho

    I want to say he’s a total knucklehead, but I have to wonder if the poor guy felt guilty for living when four of his friends died. I’ve heard of that happening before. Maybe that made it harder to quit the drugs, or maybe it brought the drugs on all on its own, who knows? I don’t know how I’d feel if I went through what he went through. Maybe I’d react the same way, maybe I wouldn’t. I don’t know.

    Now I feel bad for fucking his girlfriend, though…

  42. TetterkeT

    Wow. I think this is your most brilliant writing yet.

  43. Josh

    @22.
    I dont care if you’re a woman, i’d slap the shit out of you for that.
    You’re so naive you probably can’t tell if people in your family probably have problems. When they commit suicide over something you’ll feel like a fucker for not realising there was something wrong with them.

    Also, Fish, shit piles up; his childhood sucked because his father used to verbally abuse him, in rehab he was abused by the workers, so he never got off drugs and his mom kicked him out of the house. He was clean for the last 9 years, but the crash put him back on drugs, then the breakup caused him to need that little bit more, it wasn’t the whole reason he overdosed.

    Anyway, RIP to the guy, I cant imagine what it would be like to go through all that.

  44. dan68

    cannibalistic cultures consume meat out of their respect, don’t matter if it’s friend or foe. what’s YOUR excuse, superficial? that you’re super resentful?

  45. Aunt Jemima

    Another DJ Ipod who understands that anyone can hit play, or for that matter, delete.

  46. Megan

    @ 27…LOL.
    @ 32…AMEN.
    and
    @ 38…THANK YOU, I was thinking the SAME thing.

    And lastly… Stop making excuses for him and why he used drugs. That’s the problem with our society, we continually make f-cking excuses for people and their behaviors without making those people accept responsibility. Everyone goes through shit in their lives, some worse than others. And you know what? When you go through something terrible — or “traumatic”– you know what you gotta do? GET THE F-CK OVER IT. And get the f-ck over yourself, too. Stop whining and taking the coward’s way out (e.g., using drugs). Man up and TAKE CONTROL of your life.

  47. anon

    ya’ll are pathetic in your judgements.

    a good read, it was written before the crash and explains alot…

    http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2008/01/dj-am

  48. Truth Doctor

    Why couldn’t it have been Perez?
    Why couldn’t it have been Perez?
    Why couldn’t it have been Perez?
    Why couldn’t it have been Perez?
    Why couldn’t it have been Perez?
    Why couldn’t it have been Perez?
    Why couldn’t it have been Perez?

  49. NJ

    Yeah, because crack habits are magically cured by a plane crash. That makes sense.

    This guy was addicted to crack back when he was 24 and has struggled with sobriety his entire life. He had a fucked-up, abusive, secretly gay father who died of AIDS while in jail. And he was sober for 8 years until he watched a bunch of his friends die in a plane crash and began suffering from PTSD and survivor’s guilt. I personally can’t believe he lasted as long as he did.

    I myself am not too upset about a random DJ dying, but the reaction it’s getting on this site is making me sick.

  50. JLO

    Fuck this guy/ Why is he even famous in the first place?

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