DJ AM Dies at 36


DJ AM a.k.a. Adam Goldstein was found dead yesterday in his New York City apartment. He was just 36 year-old and the evidence thus far points to a depressed suicide. Less than a year ago, DJ AM with Travis Barker were the only survivers of a Lear Jet plane crash that killed 4 others. Following that September 2008 DJ AM Plane crash, Goldstein made a complete recovery. Miraculously he survived a fiery plane crash in South Carolina only to die at his own drug addicted hands. The celebrity disc jockey who publicly acknowledged his history of drug addiction and had filmed a reality show in which he offered to help other addicts, was found dead of an apparent overdose. TMZ reports:

Sources tell TMZ prescription pill bottles were found near DJ AM's body this afternoon. We're told his body was found at around 5 PM at his apartment in New York City -- he was shirtless and wearing sweatpants. He was face down.

UPDATE 10:33 PM ET: Crime scene investigators just entered the apartment with evidence bags.

UPDATE 9:15 PM ET: Law enforcement sources say the call came in at 5:24 PM -- the FDNY responded at 5:27 PM. We're told DJ AM was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:00 PM.

UPDATE 8:35 PM ET: A law enforcement source on scene tells TMZ a glass "crack pipe" was found in his bedroom. The pill bottles were found in the kitchen.

UPDATE 8:10 PM ET: Sources say a pipe commonly used to smoke drugs was also found inside the bedroom.

UPDATE 7:51 PM ET: We're told his body has not been removed from the apartment.

You would think a person who survived a fiery plane crash would have develop a greater appreciation of life. 9 out of 10 this was another one of his occasional suicide attempts but totally successful this time around. After a cocaine binge, DJ AM attempted suicide when he was 22 but the gun failed to fire.So way to make the most of a second or third chance at life. Well played, well played man. NOT! Click on pictures to enlarge.


Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American club disc jockey better known as DJ AM. Goldstein was a former member of the rock band Crazy Town, and scratched on albums for Papa Roach, Madonna, and Will Smith, among others. He collaborated with Travis Barker of Blink-182 at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and appeared in several television series.

On September 19, 2008, Goldstein was seriously injured when a Learjet he was traveling in crashed on takeoff. Singer Mandy Moore, with whom he was close, flew to be by his side at the Georgia hospital where he was staying. He had been battling post-traumatic stress after the crash, and suffering from 'survivor guilt'.