Girlfriend: I Love DJ AM "Very Much"

May 17, 2009 Credit: GARRETT RYAN/SNAP-PIX

In the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands Wednesday), DJ AM's most recent girlfriend, modelHayley Wood, opens up about his death for the first time.

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Two weeks before DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein) was found dead of an apparent overdose at age 36 on Aug. 28, he and Wood, 22, his girlfriend of nearly a year, split, according to multiple outlets. Sources also tell Usthe two had called it quits.

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But in an exclusive statement to, Wood says: "Any indication that this horribly tragic accident happened because of a rumored breakup is not only untrue but disgusting. We were very much together at the time of his passing, and I love him very much."

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For more details on DJ AM's tragic death, including how surviving a tragic 2008 jet crash led him to relapse and how ex fiance Nicole Richie is coping with his death, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands Wednesday.