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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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196.

pebbles313    

I'm sad to hear this, but what a waste! He could've died last year but was spared. I mean how many wake-up calls does one need?! I'm sure the young man that DID die would've have loved the second chance this guy COMPLETLY sqaundered.

1846 days ago
197.

barbara    

This is sooo terribly sad! He escaped death just a year ago in the plane crash, and goes out by drugs! Drugs have claimed the lives of so many great people! People....Drugs are not worth it!!!!!!

1846 days ago
198.

feedthemthebull    

God doesn't like ugly and he never will! Whose gonna jump to sue him now that he's dead! You guys do know he was suing the dead pilots? Maybe he got the settlement and snorted it all up! Either way... life goes on. No one cares that Ted is Dead! The kennedys are cursed for a reason. PURE EVIL! Stop mourning for him and start mourning for Mary Jo!

1846 days ago
199.

M.P.    

Suicide is for sissies. Period.

1846 days ago
200.

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.

1846 days ago
201.

harry    

My heart goes out to the family friends and fans. DJ AM rocks!
http://the-peoples-news.blogspot.com/2009/08/dj-am-found-dead-in-manhattan-apartment.html

1846 days ago
202.

kim    

this is to bill r.
you speak bad of the dead, but just remember your day is coming

1846 days ago
203.

JuN3    

wow... are you serious? I guess someone had bigger plans for this kat... RIP

1846 days ago
204.

Sandy    

Is this a "Final Destination" type of thing??????

1846 days ago
205.

NaNcY    

DAMN!! all these celebrities wastin their life away wit drugs killin them.....i think it was the plane crash that messed him up....i think he was helpin nicole ritchie wit her drug problem when they were datin...this is sad!!

1846 days ago
206.

CrisDizzle    

I really can't feel sorry for this guy. He had a 2nd chance at life after that near fatal plane crash and waste it away for a crack pipe??? Being a club DJ, you would think this guy can get over a relationship and meet other hot chicks, but apparently not!

1846 days ago
207.

roxxxy    

This goes out the the heartless soul see above comment #6. I hope one day when its your time some person like you tells your parents sorry but your son sucked..He was nothing in this world except a useless person who took up space and wasted oxygen,,,no parent would want to read what you wrote.. each and everyone of us will have our time. I WAIT FOR THE DAY WHEN IT'S YOUR PARENTS TURN.

1846 days ago
208.

Abbey    

R.I.P.

1846 days ago
209.

kelli    

I'm so upset. Why now? why him? I'm so sorry Adam. Love and prayers to your friends and family

1846 days ago
210.

stace    

rest in peace dj am
my heart goes out to his family and friends

1846 days ago
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