The New York medical examiner rules...
Scott Colothan
09:19 30th September 2009

DJ AM's death was caused by an accidental drugs overdose, the New York medical examiner ruled yesterday (September 29).

The 36-year-old star – real name Adam Goldstein – had a cocktail of cocaine and prescription drugs in his system when he died at his New York apartment on August 28.

Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York medical examiner, said: "The cause of death was accidental drug overdose due to the combined effects of cocaine, Vicodin, oxycodone, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and levamisole.”

Goldstein was one of the most famous mash-up DJs of recent years and was also known for having a number of high profile relationships with stars such as Nicole Richie.

More recently he formed a live at with close friend Blink-182's Travis Barker - TRV$DJAM – who both survived a plane crash at South Carolina in 2008.