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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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This is just not the year for celebrities.

1849 days ago


It's crazy.... 1st he almost died in that Plane Crash, then he avoided death again, by not getting on that plane he was supposed to be on, but drove instead of getting on the plane, I guess when it's your time, you can't avoid it! Sucks!

1849 days ago

She's Dumb    

Wow, survived a plane crash, then dies, that it be drug related........

1849 days ago

= P    

Wow, shocking that he survived a plane crash and then dies later on. I hope it wasn't drug related.RIP

1849 days ago

Black Power    

Wow! I guess the streak of bad luck he had ends here.

1849 days ago


oh my god are you serious? thats insane I cant believe it, my prayers and heart goes out to all his family and friends, and the person that said good he sucked are you on drugs? A human being has died that had a very hard life regardless of his hard life its sad when anyone passes away you are disgusting for saying something like that just a despicable person you are dont worry karma will come back to get you for having no heart! You'll see, theirs always heartless sick people out there

1849 days ago


everyone wants to die before the swine flu gets them.

1849 days ago


WTF???? He just survived a plane crash!!! RIP

1849 days ago

Cory (yes Feldman)    

He felt guilty for surviving the crash when his friends died.

This is very very common in people that go through what he did.
Some can handle it, some are so guilt ridden they check out.

1849 days ago


Omg! This is shocking. I'm so sorry for his friends and family. He already went through a hard time when that plane crashed a while back, too.

Will 2009 be known the year of celebrity deaths?? This is insane.

1849 days ago


wow how horrible I cant even imagine knowing someone that passes away my prayers are with you Adam and your family and friends

1849 days ago


His last twitter 3 days ago
"New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems."

1849 days ago


IM comvinced there is a curse going around in hollywood..impossible to have almost 5 deaths so far in a short amount of time.

1849 days ago


OMG! 2009 SUMMER OF DEATH! K&B were right!

1849 days ago


This is gonna Send Nicole into labor...I give it 2 more days.

1849 days ago
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