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I'm a little late on this though I did hear about it. DJ AM passed away from an apparent drug overdose. Here's more or less what happened:

- at around 5pm, a male friend who hadn’t been able to reach him went to AMs apartment.
- when the friend arrived, AM could be seen lying motionless on the floor.
- 911 was called at 5:23pm.
- the New York City Fire Department arrived within minutes and broke down AMs door.
- drug paraphernalia, including pipes used for smoking illegal drugs, were found around the body.
- he was pronounced dead on the scene.

So much on having a second chance at life. According to TMZ:

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 … 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.
DJ AM’s relapse was “recent” — he was not abusing for a prolonged period of time before his death.
We’re also told the OD had “absolutely nothing to do with his recent breakup.”
Our sources say the evidence strongly indicates cause of death will be a combination of crack cocaine and benzos.

Well, he will be missed,