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Toxicology reports for celebrity disc jockey Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein, who died of an apparent drug overdose in New York on Friday, aren’t due back for a couple of weeks. But addiction-medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky is in no doubt about what killed his friend. He told listeners of his syndicated “Loveline” radio show Sunday that Goldstein — a long-time recovering addict who was serious about maintaining sobriety — was battling a terminal illness with a worse prognosis than cancer.
“I don’t know how severe his symptoms were, but sometimes it’s reasonable to take a risk with that if somebody is in real misery,” Pinsky said. “Our job is not to make people miserable. But he stayed on those medicines, and I cannot tell you how frequently I see that take people out.
Rodney King, whose beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers sparked the city’s riots in 1992, will battle addiction on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” officials from the cable TV channel said on Wednesday.
King will be one of several celebrities undergoing detoxification and treatment at the Pasadena Recovery Center, outside L.A., VH1 said.