DJ AM (Adam Goldstein)

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His friends were right: DJ AM didn't commit suicide.

According to the New York City Medical Examiner, the turntable artist otherwise known as Adam Goldstein died accidentally of "acute intoxication" after consuming a lethal cocktail of cocaine, painkillers, sleeping pills and mood-alterers including OxyContin, Vicodin, Benadryl, Xanax, Ativan and Klonopin.

In the days after his Aug. 28 death, investigators were looking at the possibility that the star DJ may have killed himself, something his inner circle found hard to believe. The medical examiner ultimately agreed—the final report flatly states AM's death was an "accident" due to "substance abuse."

The 36-year-old artist had battled a drug habit, but had been sober for years before apparently relapsing in the wake of his horrific 2008 plane crash. Drug paraphernalia, including a crack pipe, were found next to his body.

Just last week came word that, despite the whiff of hypocrisy, MTV was pressing ahead with plans to air its DJ AM-fronted series about substance abuse, with the star acting as a tough-love counselor to hardened drug cases.


E! Online remembers AM in our photo gallery.

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