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DJ AM

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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.

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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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121.

over 9000    

who cares about this z-lister. nobody knows who he is. next tmz is going to report local deaths.

1828 days ago
122.

STFU TMZ YOU ARE IDIOTS    

Listen people, it's not that easy to OD on pills, especially if it's one kind of pill. Laugh if you want or say what you want but I have fibro and have been on script pain pills for years and never ODed ....I take what i'm supposed to most of the time....and sometimes have pain that is unbearable and take extra but the point is...it's not easy to OD on one type of pill. Or a few pills that are in one category...like pills that are all opiates are not easy to overdose on if you are not mixing and know your limit. So this isn't as simple as some of you think if he wasn't mixing everything. Unless a dr gave him somethig too strong and he wasn't say opiate tolerant, for example. So....if he died from drugs it was suicide or he was mixing a ton of drugs more than likely. Or it was street drugs.

1828 days ago
123.

Sad sad    

That is truly shocking. RIP

1828 days ago
124.

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


1828 days ago
125.

dallas boy    

Apparently he was implicated in Jasmine's death. He and Ryan Jenkins allegedly dated some other chick last year.

1828 days ago
126.

ibrahim    

Natasha Richardson
Beatrice Arthur
David Carradine
Oscar Meyer Jr.
Ed McMahon
Farrah Fawcett
Michael Jackson
Billy Mays
Walter Cronkite
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Les Paul
Jasmine Fiore
Ryan Jenkins
Ted Kennedy
DJ AM
.... who's next this year? (Patrick Swayze & Paula Abdul are my guesses)

1828 days ago
127.

Melissa    

thats sad RIP!! those people who got nothing good to say should swallow a D

1828 days ago
128.

Amy    

I agree with #9. God is said to coming and bringing in what is known as the Golden Age or the age of purity (all religions have a name for it). It is said that death is to become epidemic in the world during this time. Do research people...look into the word 'Ascension'. Jesus is to be born again Dec. 28 2012 and Earth's ascension is said to be early in 2013 (many say March 21st, 2013). No longer will we have to learn by way of suffering! This will be a merging of Heaven and Earth..all good things. Many are choosing to return home before Ascension, hence so many deaths occurring and will occur.

RIP DJ AM:(

1828 days ago
129.

pl    

Seriously...something strange is going on...it's creeping me out. All these famous people dying lately is NOT a just a coincidence.

1828 days ago
130.

Amy    

I agree with #9. God is said to coming and bringing in what is known as the Golden Age or the age of purity (all religions have a name for it). It is said that death is to become epidemic in the world during this time. Do research people...look into the word 'Ascension'. Jesus is to be born again Dec. 28 2012 and Earth's ascension is said to be early in 2013 (many say March 21st, 2013). No longer will we have to learn by way of suffering! This will be a merging of Heaven and Earth..all good things. Many are choosing to return home before Ascension, hence so many deaths occurring and will occur.

RIP DJ AM:(

1828 days ago
131.

Moreaces    

Some of you people are either, 12-14 or really in need of help, both emotionaly, and mentally,, very sad,, Rest In Peace DJ AM

1828 days ago
132.

myname    

a death is always sad, its sadder that he was one of 2 people to survive a plane crash, and now this. rp dj am.

1828 days ago
133.

the truth hurts huh    

MillerDorothy2 & ibrahim .....
I can't believe you included Jasmine Fiore in your list of CELEBRITIES who died this year! LMAO!!!!! Nobody other than her "customers" and "clients" and her family and a bunch of skanky men she got involved with - knew who the hell she was before she got whacked! Still LMAO!!

1828 days ago
134.

me    

This is PURE confirmation, that the drugs on the streets are not being as widely abused as the drugs that come in the little brown bottle with a Dr.'s name on it. It is not ok, just because a Dr. prescribes it!!!!!! God rest his soul.

1828 days ago
135.

Amy    

120. I agree with #9. God is said to coming and bringing in what is known as the Golden Age or the age of purity (all religions have a name for it). It is said that death is to become epidemic in the world during this time. Do research people...look into the word 'Ascension'. Jesus is to be born again Dec. 28 2012 and Earth's ascension is said to be early in 2013 (many say March 21st, 2013). No longer will we have to learn by way of suffering! This will be a merging of Heaven and Earth..all good things. Many are choosing to return home before Ascension, hence so many deaths occurring and will occur.

RIP DJ AM:(

1828 days ago
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