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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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76.

TEAMBRANCA    

that's sad

he always struck me as a nice guy

1818 days ago
77.

Amanda    

whats up the world??

RIP

1818 days ago
78.

Sissy Mac Neil    

RIP but seriously if it was a drug overdose what a waste.He survives a plane crash where others lost their lives and he just throws his away???

1818 days ago
79.

MVILLELA    

ITS VERY SAD TO HEAR THESE THINGS I MEAN WHAT THE F!@# IS GOING ON WITH THESE FAMOUS PEEPS ITS THE EASY WAY OUT FROM YOUR PROPS I WONT BE SURPRISE TO SEE LINDSAY LOHAN NEXT

1818 days ago
80.

WunoThefilipino    

Who the hell is DJ AM? Who cares if he died? There are soldiers dying everyday in this stupid war that was supposedly declared a victory 6 years ago.

1818 days ago
81.

monobita    

Quien es DJ AM?????

1818 days ago
82.

DJ LONNY RODELA    

I am sad to hear this news he was a good guy RIP and GOD BLESS his soul :( From the VAY-K CREW OC & ELECTRODELA CREW LA...

1818 days ago
83.

WTF    

Wow... how tragic.

RIP. My thoughts go out to his family who have already been through so much.

1818 days ago
84.

Lisa    

Wow - That's crazy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. So unfortunate. He just survived that plane crash.

1818 days ago
85.

mandie    

Why does TMZ use the worst quality pictures OF ALL TIME?

Sad by the way, I have many friends who are friends with him, everyone is deeply saddened by this.

1818 days ago
86.

Raven    

Those of you judging,even IF drugs were involved, most likely never met him. I doubt anyone except Travis Barker can imagine the ordeal he lived through,but not past. He had said the nightmares, the still physical & sometimes emotional pain,even guilt at being a survivor, were near unbearable at times. Drugs or not, he earned my respect & admiration for what he endured since that crash. Maybe some of you haters can at least admit in your lil minds that in all likelihood YOU couldn't have endured that crap,as your hatred shows you're truly weak.

1818 days ago
87.

Nicole    

really? you can't use a better picture? come on guys

1818 days ago
88.

William    

damn that sucks. he survived a plane crash but then died from an overdoes. it seems death followed him and finally caught up to him. it's ironic because something like that happened in one of the final destination movies and the new one was just release today

1818 days ago
89.

livewire22    

Dammnn that sucks. I just saw him on an episode of Entourage the other day too. Man, first the coroners say Micheal Jackson's death is ruled a Homicide than this. I agree this world is going down

1818 days ago
90.

midi    

peace to his friends and family.

1818 days ago
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