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DJ AM Final Mash Up: Memorial Goes 12 Step

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Photo: The marquee at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles announces a private memorial for DJ AM.

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Participants at a memorial service for DJ AM say hundreds of friends gathered at the unique event modeled after a 12-step meeting.

Lindsay Lohan, Robert Downey Jr., and John Mayer were among the invited guests and a handful of fans who attended the service at the Hollywood Palladium, not far from the nightclubs where DJ AM gained fame at the turntables.

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Photo: DJ AM arrives Nicky Hilton's 25th birthday party in Las Vegas, Oct. 5, 2007.

Several guests said attendees participated in the open 12-step process used by recovering addicts in programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. They requested anonymity because of the nature of the meeting.

The Los Angeles memorial came the day after the star was laid to rest.

DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, was found dead last week in New York.

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Photo: Musician John Mayer arrives at DJ AM's private memorial service.

Police officials say pills that appeared to be the powerful painkiller OxyContin were found in his stomach and throat.

Goldstein had openly discussed past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs. He was a recovering addict working on a reality show to help fellow addicts.





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  • Edecio Martinez

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