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Source: DJ AM's body was found with pills

Celebrity disc jockey Adam Goldstein, also known as

Celebrity disc jockey Adam Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, spins records at the Moody Blues clothing store opening in Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 18, 2006) Credit: AP

Celebrity disc jockey DJ AM had six prescription pills in his stomach and another that appears to be OxyContin in his throat when he was found dead in the bed of his SoHo apartment Friday evening, a source familiar with the preliminary autopsy report said Wednesday.

The source told Newsday it is now up to the city medical examiner to determine the strength and the exact brand of the pills, but said the six pills could be OxyContin, a brand name for the narcotic prescription painkiller oxycodone.

"The one in the throat had the letters OC on it, which is common for OxyContin," the source said.

A spokeswoman for the city chief medical examiner's office said results of the preliminary autopsy report released last week were inconclusive, and a cause of death was pending a toxicology report, which can take up to several weeks.

DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, was buried yesterday at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, Calif. Family and close friends, including Blink-182's Travis Barker and ex-fiancee Nicole Richie were in attendance.

Paramedics were called to DJ AM's SoHo apartment Friday evening by a concerned friend who had not heard from him. Authorities arrived to find the disc jockey shirtless and lying face down in his bed. Officers found a crack pipe near his bed and prescription pills in the apartment, sources said. Police said they do not suspect foul play.

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Goldstein, 36, has had a history of drug abuse and had openly discussed addictions to drugs including crack and Ecstasy. He had supposedly kicked the habit more than a decade ago, according to reports.

Goldstein, rose to fame several years ago for his mashups - blends of at least two songs - and garnered attention for dating actress-singer Mandy Moore and reality TV star Richie, daughter of singer Lionel Richie.

Goldstein was critically hurt in a plane crash last September in Columbia, S.C., that killed four. He was flying in a Learjet after a performance with Barker and suffered burns that required skin graft surgery, but resumed performing a month later.

Out of respect for Goldstein and the mourning Barker, the band canceled a Blink-182 show scheduled in Saratoga Monday and will also reschedule all shows planned this week.

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