DJ A.M. has passed away, PerezHilton.com has confirmed.
Born Adam Goldstein, he formerly was engaged to Nicole Richie and miraculously escaped a plane crash last year.
His body was discovered by the New York Police Department at his apartment in NYC on Friday.
No further details are known at this time.
He was 36 years old.
Update: The New York Post is reporting that drug paraphernalia was found in the apartment.
The DJ had seemingly overcome his addiction to drugs and was even recently working on an MTV show to help young people get sober.
We truly are so incredibly sad right now. Adam was a friend and even spun at our birthday party two years ago.
The only thing we can think of is that his traumatic plane crash scarred him worse than anyone knew.
Update #2: On August 25th, in what would now be his last public communication, DJ AM wrote on his Twitter, "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems." It was a line from a Grandmaster Flash song.
Update #3: According to NBC New York, "DJ AM had not been heard from for a few days, and one of his friends went to check on him, but got no response after knocking on his apartment door, law-enforcement sources said. The friend then called the police, who broke into the apartment and found the DJ's body."
Update #4: Click here to read DJ AM's last known interview, posted on Wednesday of this week.
Update #5: According to reports, AM had been battling with depression lately. "DJ AM thought the depression was a result of trying to stop taking pain medication since his tragic plane accident."
Update #6: Prescription pill bottles and a pipe commonly used to smoke drugs (a crack pipe) were found at DJ AM's apartment, according to reports. He was wearing sweatpants and no shirt and was pronounced dead on the scene when paramedics arrived.
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