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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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106.

mia    

Was he taking drugs for injuries he suffered in the plane crash???

1700 days ago
107.

polly purebred    

Final Destination was the first thing I thought of too. Too weird for words.

Then, "drug paraphanalia found nearby" well, that's just a waste and really too bad.

1700 days ago
108.

Angel    

He was on Twitter 3 days ago. He was talking to people.

1700 days ago
109.

Melissa    

OMG WTF is going on he survives a plain crash and now he died what is going on my god RIP!!!

1700 days ago
110.

mark    

Total loser! God gives him a 2nd chance and he blows it on drugs. And yes I agree he is not a celebrity! Just a DJ. Nothing more and nothing less.

1700 days ago
111.

priscilla    

I cant believe this. He was so young!

1700 days ago
112.

cherryblossoms    

my heart is with his family, friends and fans and everyone that knew him and loved him. I hope your finally at peace now and no more pain.

1700 days ago
113.

pl    

If this keeps up, by the end of the year there will be no more celebrities left....I wonder who's next! This is spooky.

1700 days ago
114.

dr fred    

SAD, what about his 20 million $$$ lawsuit does anyone know what happened with the lawsuit?
he does not get much sympathy due to his lifestyle and arogance

1700 days ago
115.

Raven    

cupcake.....sadly,it's true.Quite the buzz in NYC. I have been getting calls regarding it, & many in the music entertainment have been tweeting about it & that loser PereHilton has as well so he probably it up on his site.Not sure,as I'd never subject even my comp to that freak.....
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50. are you sure this is accurate? I dont see it anywhere on the internet?

Posted at 7:27PM on Aug 28th 2009 by cupcake



1700 days ago
116.

Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

Sounds like a suicidial drug o.d.
Could be due to horrors of the plane crash,and maybe other things.
Too bad family/friends did not get to him.Itervention.Just do it.
He had the GIFT of LIFE ,money from his career.What else does one want?

1700 days ago
117.

John Edwards    

These are the lucky ones. The end of mankind is here and it really is going to be a living hell. I suggest you all kill yourselves so you can avoid the coming times.

1700 days ago
118.

STACIE    

wow...This is such a shock! WONDER IF the pain and trauma of losing those friends in the plane crash had anything to do with it, if it comes outto be an overdose-god forbid it does...RIP ADAM

1700 days ago
119.

Sin City Socialites    

A tragic loss. Sorry to see him go. Namaste

LLE & Juli @sinctysocialite

1700 days ago
120.

MillerDorothy2    

Serious.... Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays,Jasmine Fiore, Oscar Mayer Jr, Eunice Shriver, Ted Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Steve McNair, David Carridine, Dominique Dunne and now HIM!!!!

ALSO THOSE OF JUST THE PEOPLE THAT DIED THIS SUMMER NOT THE WHOLE 2009 YEAR......

2009 IS NOT A GOOD YEAR AT ALL.

1700 days ago
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