Authorities initially said DJ AM's death was not a suicide, but this recent revelation may change that - eight undigested OxyContin pills were found in his stomach and a ninth in his mouth, a law enforcement source is quoted as saying.
The finding suggests that DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein, swallowed the powerful painkillers quickly, trying to OD, and that it wasn't an accidental overdose.
AM, 36, "wanted to die," says the source, who believes it was a suicide. "He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn't even swallow it."
In addition to OxyContin, authorities who entered Goldstein's NYC apartment August 28 found a Valentine's Day card in the next room from Hayley Wood.
Also, a mirror was propped against the outside of the apartment and another against the door of the bedroom, where Goldstein's body was located in bed.
R.I.P. DJ AM (1973-2009).
When the police, DJ AM's manager and paramedics entered the bedroom, the mirror propped against the door shattered: "They pushed it open and it broke."
A crack pipe sat next to the body of DJ AM, and when authorities moved the body, crack was found underneath, the source says. Goldstein, the insider believes, "smoked a lot of crack, barricaded the doors and killed himself."
Official autopsy results, including toxicology tests, have not been released, and some close to Goldstein say still they believe his death to be accidental.
Two weeks before DJ AM was found dead, he and Hayley Wood, 22, split after a year together, according to multiple news sources. But Wood denies that this sparked his relapse, and that they even broke up, saying in a statement:
"Any indication that this tragic accident happened [to Adam] because of a rumored breakup is not only untrue but disgusting. We were very much together at the time of his passing, and I love him very much."
More information to come as the story develops ...