DJ AM walked away from a jet crash, following a concert, in Columbia, SC Nealry a year ago. Tonight we found out that DJ AM was up against a greater danger: Drugs. DJ AM Dies of a drug over dose in his Apartment in NY.
NEW YORK (WIS) – A law enforcement official says the celebrity disc jockey known as DJ AM has been found dead in a New York City apartment.
The official tells The Associated Press that 36-year-old Adam Goldstein was found in the Manhattan apartment Friday evening. Various media sources report drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.
A cause of death is still unknown, but the official says there was no evidence of foul play. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because family hadn't been notified.
The website TMZ reports a friend went to Goldstein's apartment Friday because Goldstein hadn't been heard from in a few days. Police and firefighters were called to break down the door, TMZ reports, and found Goldstein's body.
Goldstein threw out the first pitch at the New York Mets game on Sunday. Goldstein's last post on Twitter, sent at 4:57pm on Tuesday, read, “New York, new York. Big city of dreams, but everything in new York aint always what it seems.”
Goldstein was a deejay for hire who performed at Hollywood's most exclusive parties. He was also known for relationships with Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore.
His death comes a year after Goldstein survived a plane crash that killed four other people in Columbia. Travis Barker, drummer for the band Blink-182, also survived.
[Click here to read an account of the fiery wreck by one of the first people on the scene]
The pilot, Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles all perished in the crash.
Goldstein and Barker suffered severe burns in the crash, and spent several months recovering.