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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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91.

bob    

When the Devil wants you and you dont go,hell get you asap,

1879 days ago
92.

lisa lisa    

He admitted years ago at almost committing
suicide because of his drug addictions and
obesity.

Then the plane crash.

Now this.

He had a DEATH WISH and it came true.

*** BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR ***

1879 days ago
93.

Tink44    

When are these idiots going to learn to stop pushing fate? Holy cow! Dumb ASSES!

1879 days ago
94.

80zBabie    

Maybe he had survivors guilt. Whats up with all these celeb deaths.. itz creepy. The wrath of 2009.......RIP

1879 days ago
95.

kaite    

dude sadness all around....
hes been through so much...
all my wishes to his family and
friends...
RIPDJAM!
well always miss you!

1879 days ago
96.

vanessa    

THIS SUCKS!!!!!

1879 days ago
97.

LinLin    

FINAL DESTINATION...OMG...IM SCARED :/

1879 days ago
98.

bmlzranch    

It's indeed a shame that a talented person (although I'm old and have never seen him perform) has died most likely from taking drugs. I've known a few people who have royally screwed up (I'm not THAT old) from drugs and it's a shame that they couldn't love the life that they have. My condolences to his friends and family.

1879 days ago
99.

Brent    

Probably became addicted to a plethora of prescription pills after his plane crash.

1879 days ago
100.

Christie    

I wonder if he partied with Travis Barker the night he died. Barker posted this to his twitter page the other day.

RT @trvsbrkr
I look forward to playing tonight and then getting in some trouble later in NYC. Got a studio in the city tomorrow, can't wait.5:15 PM Aug 27th from web

I don't know if this is his official twitter because it's not verified but interesting info to say the least.

1879 days ago
101.

charlie vegas    

this is bs. what a lost of a great dj.talented as fk.and all of you with negative comments are going to hell.fking crazy how sick people can be.

1879 days ago
102.

rimman    

how is this tragic? He was a junkie, and that's what happens. Some of you people are really friggin' dumb.

1879 days ago
103.

Intense Visuals    

If this ends up being an overdose then it was purposeful.
What a piece of s h i t.

1879 days ago
104.

Elaine Lancaster    

Escaped Death only to die by his own hand. Truly a sad story for a man who was such a nice guy who i had worked with numerous of times. When he & Nicole were dating they seemed so happy. I know even though her life had moved in another direction she must be heart broken. Love and prayers to her & all of Adam's family & friends. Rest in Peace music man.

1879 days ago
105.

puffinstuff    

Man, I hope his death wasn't drug related. That would be really freakin' stupid. RIP, AM! You seemed like one of the good guys!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9SizIzpQg

1879 days ago
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