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8/28/2009 8:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell us DJ AM -- also known as Adam Goldstein -- was found dead this afternoon in New York City.

Sources tell us he was found in his apartment at around 5:20 PM. We're told drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.

Our sources say DJ AM had not been seen or heard from for a few days -- one of his friends went to check on him, but got no response after knocking on his apartment door.

We're told the friend called the cops, who gained entrance to his apartment and found the body.

Back in September of 2008, DJ AM and Travis Barker survived a plane crash in South Carolina. Four people died in the crash -- which was caused when the airplane aborted takeoff and then ran off the runway. DJ AM and Barker were the only survivors.

UPDATE: A rep for DJ AM just issued the following statement: "Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was found deceased this afternoon in his New York City apartment. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time."

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"Wow really he is dead its almost like it has been a curse this year of people just dying. What is going on with everyone. Be ready everyone GOD IS COMING SOON!"

no its not a curse, its called doing drugs. When you do hard drugs like that you're risking the chance of dying. Stick with weed, it cant kill you.

1884 days ago

dj kaz    

all the haters should really go find a place to hide you have no heart this is a fellow human being for g-d sake i run in the same circles as dj am and we all have our problems his are just out for everyone to see . a dj is a talent to make people dance and feel good even if its just for the night .thats what we do and he was at the top of his game . god bless you adam r.i.p. brother you will be missed and loved
dj kazz

1884 days ago


Some people just throw their lives away, while others desperately want to live and can't.

I remember the plane crash but other than that the guy is a total blank to me. What did he achieve in life, if anything?

1884 days ago

i know    

I love the statement...Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time." but then they report crack pipe and pill bottles. what a crapload of respect!

1884 days ago


did someone say god is coming?are you so stupid you think the end times are here cause a bunch of celebrities are dead?yeah cause god is giving us a sign through his favorite celebs.dumbass people.who cares if a bunch of people who could care less about us is dead?its what they get for selling there soul to be famous.i hope many more celebes die.starting with paris hilton.who cares about these people?

1884 days ago


Let's hope these religious idiots who think it's a judgment, and the moron's who think it's like a frickin' movie are next on the death list. Seriously, you people are poisoning the gene pool with your ignorance and stupidity.

1884 days ago

Tired of Paula's Antics    

WOW - shocking and ultimately sad :(

1884 days ago

a prayer    

You are in our prayers, as is your family. What good you have done, and it was immeasurable, has left a lasting impression. My heartfelt condolences to all who loved you. You were a good man.

1884 days ago


never heard him DJ. i do know Blink 182 has zero good songs. and he did screw Nicole Richie. So he couldn't get any lower in life. Well Lindsay Lohan would be a lower skank but Nicole is pretty much rock bottom.

1884 days ago


so your a sell out DJ Kaz?

1884 days ago


I'm so very sorry to hear this. Dear me! I remember praying for him last year after he was burned in that plane crash.

1884 days ago


It's good to see comments from actual hearts amongst the disgutsting, heartless freaks, who have the audacity to not only judge this man; but to even put a value on his life. This man was clearly loved by family & friends. How dare you judge or compare his worth? My heart goes out to his loved ones- Peace...

1884 days ago


wow Christian Bennett.............. YOU ARE A FLIPPING MORON! And losing Dj Am sucks! :-(

1884 days ago


RiP Adam.... :(
Many prayers & comforting energies are being sent to your friends, loved ones & family.

You will be missed, although we know you are in Heaven probably makin' it rock spinning your music as only you can.

Your human body may be gone but your spirit will always live on!

With much

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