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DJ AM

Dies

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.

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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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181.

Lidsy    

OMG how someone can surviver to plane crash in die for drugs this is too crazy

1789 days ago
182.

Sarah G.*    

Poor guy...*

1789 days ago
183.

the truth hurts huh    

220. I am so sick of all these deaths recently...what is going on?

Posted at 9:01PM on Aug 28th 2009 by Paulette
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LOL! How terrible for YOU!!!!

1789 days ago
184.

mia    

rimman, THANK YOU for your sane comment!

1789 days ago
185.

love me    

NO NO HAVERY WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO? WHAT IS NICOLE THINKING RIGHT NOW?

1789 days ago
186.

OG    

That's what happens when you mess with Illegal Drugs...

1789 days ago
187.

Nate    

1789 days ago
188.

angel f    

its kinda strange huh like final destination opened today and he just happen to cheat death last september makes you wonder...

1789 days ago
189.

PUNKBOOKKEEPER    

A sad loss for the DJ music community.
I was even more saddened by the death of Ellie Greenwich, a truly great songwriter.
Did TMZ comment on her loss?

1789 days ago
190.

sandra    

YEA...HE DIED BECAUSE OF A DRUG/PAINKILLER OVERDOSE...SXEPHILL COVERED IT A BIT
http://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil

1789 days ago
191.

Fallon    

so sad. hope he went to heaven. he and dj stickyboots used to do the dances @ my junior high. what's up with people dying like crazy this year? rip mj farrah, walter cronkite, and dj am...
love,
fallon

1789 days ago
192.

Alice    

This is only sad until you remember that this dude was in Crazytown. 1 down. 6 billion to go.

1789 days ago
193.

zumaguy1    

Drugs? What a total douchebag! When will people get the message that drugs:
1. Are totally stupid.
2. Put money in the pockets of terrorists like Al Queda
3. Put money into the pockets of murdering Mexican Mafia
4. Give you zits
Oh, right,I almost forgot... AND THEY FREAKING KILL YOU!!

1789 days ago
194.

MillerDorothy2    

Serious.... Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays,Jasmine Fiore, Oscar Mayer Jr, Eunice Shriver, Ted Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Steve McNair, David Carridine, Dominique Dunne and now HIM!!!!

ALSO THOSE OF JUST THE PEOPLE THAT DIED THIS SUMMER NOT THE WHOLE 2009 YEAR......

2009 IS NOT A GOOD YEAR AT ALL.

1789 days ago
195.

MillerDorothy2    

I feel sorry for Nicole Richie.... First her godfather dies(MJ) now her ex fiance(I think) I do know they were dating for a long time.

1789 days ago
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