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DJ A.M. Dies Of Apparent Drug Overdose

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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.

So sad!!!!

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.

So sad.

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.

[Image via WENN.]

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517 comments to “DJ A.M. Dies Of Apparent Drug Overdose”

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    omg. after surviving a car crash, this is what happens. rip.

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    no fucking way

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    wow. what? there had better be more details coming

  5. 5

    holy shit! what happened?

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    OMG!!! Crazy!

  8. 8

    Ohmigosh… That's so sad. ]=

  9. 9

    omfg! no way. wtf, why would he die. he's hella young! tho he did have gastric bypass surgery so it could have something to do with that.
    so sad!!!

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  11. 11

    sad sooo sad

  12. 12

    R.I.P Adam :(

  13. 13

    my goodness after the crash…

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    R.i.p Adam

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    whotf is that? :p

  24. 24

    omg random! sad! :(

  25. 25

    i can't believe it

  26. 26

    Im Shocked WOW! R.I.P

  27. 27

    Wow.. What a summer this has been.. Waiting for more details …

  28. 28

    how sad :/

  29. 29

    OMG! :( Guess Travis B is next

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  31. 31

    2009 is seriously becoming the year of death.

  32. 32

    WTF!! This is shocking, How did he die all of a sudden?

  33. 33

    Finally you are reporting the sad news :(

    RIP Adam

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  35. 35

    wow, even after that plane crash? How sad..

  36. 36

    WTF!!!!!! What the hell happened to him?

  37. 37

    Aww that's so sad. What a big loss. :(

  38. 38

    OMG wow.

  39. 39

    WTF!!!!!!! whats up with 2009!!!! everyone's passing away!!!

  40. 40

    wow. rip.

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  45. 45

    what!?!?! nooooooo ;( ;( ;( R.i.P.

  46. 46

    how sad!

  47. 47

    ohhhhh my god!! =x

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    WHAT THE HELL?????????????????????????NOOOOOOOOOO

  50. 50

    Well I guess dying is a really trendy thing to do lately.

  51. 51

    OMG - R.I.P!

  52. 52

    This is a complete shock. Poor guy. Life is so hard lately. RIP and may you finally have peace.

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    What?? What happened??

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  56. 56

    and the good ones always die…and then we are left with heidi and spencer…life is cruel!

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    RIP :(

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    OMG thats terribe!!! What happened?

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    Holy Shit !

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    WOW! This just ruined my weekend. Adam, may you rest in peace.

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    This is gonna send nicole ritchie into labor!!!!!

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    That sucks. RIP

  66. 66

    Holy, I can't believe it… sad, very sad, he's so young.

  67. 67

    That sucks for his family, but otherwise…WHO FUCKING CARES? PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY!

  68. 68

    Why are so many well known people dying this summer?

  69. 69

    Damn ,survives a plane crash only to bite it on drugs-ain't that a bitch!

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    so sad! :( (((

  71. 71

    The is so saddd, how horrible.

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    WOW! So Sad! Drugs are bad kiddies! So do them in moderation! hee.

  74. 74

    OMFG! Another Philly native gone so soon! It was such a pleasure knowing him. Rest In Peace DJ A.M.!

  75. 75

    I feel so badly that he died, especially because of drugs! RIP!!
    but jesus christ people STOP DOING DRUGS!! why do people do them??? please stop!!!

  76. 76

    final destination much? i bet its suicide

  77. 77

    omg im so shocked. R.I.P……

  78. 78

    =O wow…i really liked him. he looked like a fun && nice guy =(

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    OMG!! This is incredibly SAD!!!!! My prayers are with his family….may he RIP.

    *Tears* so sad!!!!!! and after surviving that horrific plane crash! *Tears*

  81. 3l$@ says – reply to this


    he died of an OD we were shooting up heroin last night some people just cant hang

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    i mean airplane

  83. sdrox says – reply to this


    Is this a joke????

  84. 84

    Waste of talent-such a shame

  85. 85

    That is so sadd! I guess the dude couldn't escape death this time! It was obviously his destiny!!!

  86. 86

    Horrible horrible news.
    RIP DJ AM.

  87. 87

    What the fuck! I hate 2009!

  88. 88

    I love you DJ A.M. Rest in peace!

  89. 89

    omfg, Im in shock, holy shit.

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    Re: camshing – plane.

  91. 91

    OMG! I am at a lost for words! seriously!…

  92. 92

    Survivors guilt really fucks a person up and makes them do bad things….RIP Adam

  93. 93

    Oh my god! I was JUST thinking about him about 30 minutes ago. So creepy. RIP Adam.

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    so shocking

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    WOW! This is really fucking sad!! what is going on with the world man
    R.I.P DJ AM

  96. 96

    poor guy

  97. 97

    Awww, what a shame. RIP

  98. 98

    OMG!!! :( This is sooo sooo sad!!!

  99. 99

    what? what? FREEKING WHAT? no details or anything? that the helll D:

  100. 100

    OMG !!!!!!! this is just too horrible , this summer has been the summer of death WTF????? u better update soon perez !!!!

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