An autopsy was performed on DJ AM Saturday and even though the immediate results were inconclusive and no cause of death has yet been determined, law enforcement sources close to the case tell TMZ that his death was not the result of a suicide. He most likely overdosed. They say he went through a very recent “relapse” and he wasn’t abusing any drugs for a while before he died. So when they say “recent,” they most likely mean within the past week or so.
Our sources say DJ AM, a recovering addict, developed a dependency to Xanax and other benzodiazepines (a group of drugs used to treat anxiety) as a direct result of the plane crash a year ago. We’re told AM (aka Adam Goldstein) developed a tremendous anxiety over flying — something he had to do frequently for his job. We’re told doctors began prescribing Xanax and other anti-anxiety medications to relieve his fear, but the benzos triggered a relapse into addiction. We’re told benzos are particularly dicey for recovering addicts.
Could the anniversary of the plane crash coming up on September 20th have triggered his relapse?