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DJ AM Laid to Rest

USMagazine, Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 4:54pm (PDT)

Five days after his death, DJ AM was laid to rest in a private ceremony Wednesday, Usmagazine.com confirms.

Shortly after 3 p.m. PDT, guests, including pal Travis Barker and girlfriend Hayley Wood, began to congregate at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in L.A. for a funeral service honoring the celebrity DJ (real name: Adam Goldstein), who died last week of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 36.

People magazine reports that Nicole Richie and Joel and Benji Madden were also in attendance.

The service was held in the mortuary and then moved outside around 4 p.m. A procession of cars followed the hearse to the back of one of L.A.'s most prominent Jewish cemeteries for the somber burial, which lasted 15 minutes.

The blink-182 drummer, wearing dark sunglasses and a pin-striped suit and styling slick-backed hair, paid his respects and threw dirt on the coffin. Barker and Wood, who wore a black dress and white sneakers with red shoelaces, hugged at one point.

After the burial, Barker and Hayley walked side by side among family and close friends.

("Ocean's Eleven" star Scott Caan was also in attendance.)

A memorial for the star is also set for Thursday. The event will take place at the Hollywood Palladium at 7 p.m., and "the format of the evening will be in the style of an open 12-step meeting," according to the invitation. "Adam's friends both from his life in recovery, as well as those from other areas of his life, are welcome."

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