NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Unofficial sources say DJ AM's death in New York last week was an accidental drug overdose, not a suicide, but the coroner says that conclusion is premature.
DJ AM, a celebrity disc jockey whose real name is Adam Goldstein, was found dead at 36 in his Manhattan apartment Friday. Law enforcement sources told TMZ investigators believe Goldstein accidentally overdosed on drugs but did not take his own life.
However, Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for the New York City Medical Examiner's Office, cautioned Monday that suicide has not been ruled out.
"We have ruled nothing in and we have ruled nothing out," Borakove told E! News. "Everything is still pending. Nothing has changed."
An autopsy conducted Saturday proved inconclusive. Officials said a cause of death will not be announced until toxicology and other tests are reviewed.
Sources told TMZ Goldstein, a recovering drug addict, developed a dependency on Xanax and other anxiety-relieving benzodiazepines after he and rock musician Travis Barker survived a Learjet crash that left four people dead last year.
Goldstein was taking the medication because he had developed a fear of flying after the crash but still needed to travel by air for work, the insiders told the Web site. The prescriptions triggered a relapse but Goldstein had not been abusing other drugs, specifically crack cocaine, again for very long before his death, the sources said.
One insider emphasized the disc jockey's death had "absolutely nothing to do with his recent breakup" with a girlfriend as has been implied in some media reports.