BREAKING: DJ AM Found Dead In New York


NBC: Celebrity disk-jockey DJ AM was found dead in SoHo today, sources told NBC New York. He was 36 years old. The body of DJ AM, also known as Adam Goldstein, was found on the seventh floor of an apartment building at 215 Lafayette Street, law-enforcement sources said. Goldstein, along with drummer Travis Barker, barely escaped death in a small plane crash in South Carolina on Sept. 19, 2008. That incident left him badly burned, but four others died in the accident. The details of his demise are still unclear, but police sources said investigators are looking into the possibility of a drug overdose, as drug paraphernalia was found near his body. Goldstein, originally from Philadelphia, was briefly engaged to reality TV star Nicole Richie in 2005. He threw out the first pitch for a Mets game on August 23rd, and his last Twitter post on Aug. 25 said “New York, New York big City of dreams, but everything in new york ain’t always what it seems.” MORE

dj-am-hayley-wood.jpgYOUR TANGO: Over the years, he’d survived two other near-death experiences (first, at age 24, when the gun he tried to kill himself with jammed; and second, when he, along with Travis Barker, survived a plane crash that killed four others last year). He also successfully (or so it seemed) kicked his addictions to food and drugs, dropping over one hundred pounds with the help of gastric bypass surgery and giving up booze and crack for Red Bull and water. But despite cleaning up his act and surviving the seemingly unsurvivable, Goldstein still battled his demons. On his website, he admitted to struggling with survivor’s guilt after the plane crash. And according to a friend, he was suffering from severe heartache after his recent breakup with model Hayley Wood. MORE

PEOPLE: Goldstein, 36, had recently wrapped an upcoming show for MTV, Gone Too Far, on which he helped other addicts find a way to end their dependence. MORE

DIPLO: Dj am was the first guy that was a big deal that believed in me, and gave me props

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