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DJ AM

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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.

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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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16.

shouldbdoc    

isn't this the same guy who almost died in the airplane crash?

1779 days ago
17.

Michael    

Rest In Peace
DJ AM

1779 days ago
18.

Paparazzo@frog.cc    

2009's Summer of Death!!!

1779 days ago
19.

Jean    

WHY IS EVERYBODY DYING IN 2009?

1779 days ago
20.

GoodGirl    

Yeah it really seems to be a remake of Final Destination!

Travis be careful!

Poor Nicole Richie and Mandy Moor!

1779 days ago
21.

nichole kleckner    

No way this is horrible! What happened?! what a tragedy. :(

1779 days ago
22.

LakersFan    

Oh my god. Please don't let it be suicide or drug related. (FYI - He used to date Nicole Richie)

1779 days ago
23.

chick    



S h o c k i n g!!!
What a life.. was he the one survived from that deadly plane crash accident?? seems like another drug over dose accident to me.

1779 days ago
24.

Duh    

My God, this is so sad! I can't believe it! He lives through one horrible incident just to be taken by another. I hope it wasn't another accidental overdose or a suicide. Damn, this sucks.

1779 days ago
25.

TRACKER    

HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE.A NICE GUY AND ABLE TO SURVIVE THE PLANE CRASH.....NOT GOOD ....

1779 days ago
26.

Michael Levine is a Has Been    

Seriously it would be great if everyone could live through the rest of this summer. 2009 sucks.

1779 days ago
27.

cvguy    

Who? A DJ? DJ's are celebrities now? LOL Talk about the celebration of mediocrity...bow we celebrate guys who are too ugly for TV, and not talented enough to learn an instrument.

1779 days ago
28.

monica    

oh my lord it keeps happening sad summer.many stars have died.

1779 days ago
29.

Tweetybird    

This is so sad!! He went through all the therapy after the plane crash and re-adjusting then he died. I wonder if he OD cause his life was getting good. R.I.P Buddy

1779 days ago
30.

lookingforausername    

He almost died twice. Both times on a plane.

Maybe it's a PR stunt for Final Destination.

1779 days ago
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