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    Sad DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09


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    "NEW YORK — DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with high-profile romances and a glamorous lifestyle and survived a plane crash just months ago, was found dead in his apartment Friday. He had a history of drug problems.

    Police found a crack pipe and prescription pills in the Manhattan apartment, said a law enforcement official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. Paramedics had to break down the door before they found him, shirtless and wearing sweatpants, in his bed around 5:20 p.m., the official said.

    A friend had called police to say he was unable to get into the home in the trendy SoHo neighborhood. There was no evidence of foul play, and a medical examiner will determine the DJ's cause of death.

    DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, had talked openly about past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs, addictions so bad he once tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head – but the gun jammed. However, he claimed he had been drug-free for years, even swearing off cigarettes.

    His spokeswoman, Jenni Weinman, said the circumstances surrounding his death were unclear. She pleaded for privacy for his family.

    In October, MTV was to debut his new reality show, "Gone Too Far," in which he and concerned families staged interventions for drug abusers. In a recent interview with the AP, he talked about holding a crack pipe for the first time in years for the show and said he felt as though he had an angel on his shoulder for surviving so much turmoil.

    Last year, he was badly hurt in a South Carolina plane crash that killed four people and seriously injured rock musician Travis Barker.

    MTV did not have an immediate comment on whether the show would air."

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

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    Originally posted Friday August 28, 2009 08:55 PM EDT
    DJ AM has been found dead in his New York City apartment.

    Det. Brian Sessa tells PEOPLE that at 5:20 p.m. on Friday New York Police Department officers entered an apartment on Lafayette Street in response to a 911 call about a man who hadn't been seen for two days. Inside, they found the body of a white male in his 30s. Another police source confirmed to PEOPLE that the dead man was DJ AM.

    The cause of death has not been released by the medical examiner, although N.Y.P.D. Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said there was no apparent evidence of foul play. A police source said prescription drugs were found in the apartment.

    Goldstein's publicist released a statement Friday confirming the news of his death. "The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time," the statement says.

    DJ AM (real name: Adam Michael Goldstein) was 36. He narrowly escaped death in a 2008 jet crash with Blink 182's Travis Barker.

    "There's no reason why I lived and they didn't," DJ AM said last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, referring to the others who died in the crash. "It's something that I struggle with every day, you know, kind of wondering. But Ive just realized I'm never really going to know. I'm alive, and I'm here, and I have another chance. So I have to do something better with my life this time."

    DJ AM's Last Days
    On Thursday, Goldstein Tweeted, "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york ain't always what it seems."

    DJ AM was scheduled to work Friday night at Rain nightclub at the Palms in Las Vegas, where he has a standing gig. He was the deejay at the club last weekend. "He never drinks alcohol ever," says a source who has seen him there. "Every time he's there he drinks Fiji water and Red Bull six Fijis and six Red Bulls every night."

    Goldstein had just played Dusk at Caesar's Atlantic City on Tuesday night. He was part owner of the club, which will be closed Friday night. In a statement, Dusk management said, "We are devastated by the loss of Adam Goldstein, our dear friend and valued member of the Dusk family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones. He was a true talent who will be greatly missed."

    His Past Struggles
    Goldstein was a popular deejay in the Hollywood, New York and Vegas club scene, and had struggled with weight, drugs and depression.

    "Drugs became my identity," he said in 2005. "I would deejay until 2 a.m., go get drugs and stay up until 10 in the morning doing drugs alone in my apartment." During his early 20s, his weight reached 300 lbs.

    A critical turning point in his life came in 1997, when Goldstein considered suicide. After a night of doing cocaine, Goldstein, 24 at the time, sat before a mirror and "could not move away from staring at myself," he said. He put a gun in his mouth and, sobbing, said, "God, please help me."

    "I pulled the trigger, and it jammed," DJ AM said, recounting the story again at the TCAs last month. "And I remember sitting there thinking, 'You know, I cant even kill myself.' " He said the next morning, a friend, who had managed to kick drugs, stopped to check in on him. "He said, 'Dude, you're coming with me. Let's go." And I just listened for once, and I went and I did everything he told me to do. That was 11 years ago."

    After vowing to get off drugs and lose weight, Goldstein underwent gastric bypass surgery and dropped 115 lbs.

    He dated Nicole Richie and got engaged to the reality TV star in 2005, though the two called off their plans in December of that year. Goldstein most recently dated model Hayley Wood but according to reports called it quits earlier this month.

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    Such a tragedy... he survives that awful plane crash.. then this?

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    ^Omg, I know. How sad...

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    This is so sad. I read on TMZ that his girlfriend broke up with him not too long ago and he was devastated & he was also suffering post-traumatic stress disorder because of the plane crash.

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    Very sad indeed. He was so young.

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    That's just so sad.

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    This is going to sound terrible... but who the heck is this? I have no clue who he is.

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    I haven't a clue either but that's sad.
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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    Its so sad that he survived a plane crash then died like this. Just terrible!


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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    This is going to sound terrible... but who the heck is this? I have no clue who he is.
    He was Nicole Richie's boyfriends a couple of years ago, and I believe they were even engaged at some point. That is when I first heard of him at least...

    It is such sad news.

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    Default Re: DJ AM Found Dead Of An Apparent Overdose 8/28/09

    While I was in Vegas, he was DJing at PURE nightclub and we briefly saw him doing his thing from the floor. This was two weeks ago.

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