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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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Beautiful Truth    

Lol @ #9. Yes, because it wasn't until recently that people started dying. Lmaooo.

1851 days ago


Didn't Final Destination 3D come out today? Seems like publicity, but crazy if it's real.

1851 days ago


Never heard of him.

1851 days ago

Poo Brains    

He was tweetin' all week, until his final tweet on Tuesday.

"New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems."

He probably died on Wednesday and they are just finding his body today.

It looks like he was falling into depression, which could have caused him to relapse into his former drug using, suicidal ways. I wish people would reach out for help instead of turning to drugs and suicide. Not only did he destroy his own life, he has hurt the people who loved him.

1851 days ago

Christy Martin    

If you go and look at his Twitter account, you can see that Samantha Ronson kept begging people to "PLEASE check on..."

And his last tweet (August 25th)
"New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems."

1851 days ago


That is horribly sad....another death...may he rest in peace.

What else is horribly sad, is some of the comments on here. Someone has is inhumane for some of the things people have said here. Think about is someone's son, brother, husband, uncle, best friend...I could go on and on....think about all the people suffering from this loss...and then they go on to read your comments. I'm afraid of what people in this world have come to.

1851 days ago


Totally shocking.
About Shiff's comment, A LOT of people are passing away, but its people unexpected! I was expecting Swayzee (spelt wrong) to pass, but instead its all the "seamingly" healthy/going strong folks...

crazy... who's next?!?!

Thanks TMZ for the updates

1851 days ago


are you sure this is accurate? I dont see it anywhere on the internet?

1851 days ago

DJ PM    

i can't believe dj am brought on the second coming of god.
9. Wow really he is dead its almost like it has been a cruse this year of people just dying. What is going on with everyone. Be ready everyone GOD IS COMING SOON!
Posted at 7:09PM on Aug 28th 2009 by Christian Bennett

1851 days ago


15. Scared...
So many HIGH PROFILE people die this year(Ted Kennedy, MJ,Walter Cronkite,...)

We say that every year. Because it happens every year. It's nothing new. No less sad, but nothing new

1851 days ago


I just heard that they found drugs in his apt. they never learn..

1851 days ago

Pj Hill    

all teh best wishes to his Freinds and family.RIP.

1851 days ago

arte help    

MORON!! Had a second chance in life and he blows it on drugs...LOSER. If anything I would think that Travis would have killed himself, seeing his c*ck got burned off in the plane crash.

1851 days ago


How sympathies to his family and friends. Didn't he have very young children?

1851 days ago


This is sooo sad. I have never met him, but heard great things about him and know he was a great dj. May he RIP:( Trajic, he was so young and survived that horrible plane crash last year:(

1851 days ago
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