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UPDATE #11: Travis Barker/DJ AM Plane Crash September 22, 2008

Filed under: DJ AM,Music News,Travis Barker — Alexandra @ 8:27 pm

Travis Barker and his clothing company Famous Stars and Straps have released a truly touching tribute video of Travis’s best friend/assistant Chris “Lil’ Chris” Baker. Chris was among the four who perished in the crash – which also took the life of Travis’s other friend Charles Still, a security guard.

The video was released exclusively to People.com and can be viewed HERE.

Tal Cooperman, who runs the brand DCMA Collective, said the following: “He really represented Travis and his company in the best way I’ve ever seen.”

In other news, DJ AM’s Facebook status has been updated. It now reads, “Adam Goldstein is ALIVE!!!!!!”


Charles Still (l.) and Chris Baker (r.)

Charles Still (l.) and Chris Baker (r.) Photo from Famous Stars and Straps

Chris Baker and Charles Still are being remembered by their families and friends, and their celebrity comrades.

“I still can’t believe he is gone. He was a person that was always smiling, always happy and always cracking jokes. He was not just Travis’ best friend — he was everybody’s best friend,” Lil Jon said in a statement to MTV News. “He was one of the coolest, nicest and caring people I knew. He was always trying to make sure everybody was OK. It’s a tragedy when you lose people like this. All I keep thinking about is his son. He looks just like his father and already is a star.”

“Lil Chris was like a brother to me — I loved him like a brother and he loved me like one. His memory is forever implanted into my heart. There will not be a day I live where I don’t think of my brother,” the Game also told MTV News. “Travis, I love you too, homie. See you soon. Your pain is my pain.”

Well wishes were also echoed by Fall Out Boy and Cobra Starship – both bands have toured with Travis’s band +44 in the past.

Just hours after the crash, Fall Out Boy told MTV News, “Chris was a rad guy. He always had a way to get us to smile on tour, no matter what situation we were in, and he was truly beloved.”

“Chris was an awesome dude, and I’m shocked and saddened this happened,” Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta added. “I just don’t know what else to say beyond that.”

The following is taken directly from the People.com article:

Memorial funds to assist family survivors have been established for Chris Baker and Charles Still. Contributions may be sent to the respective funds at the following address:

Memorial Fund
1840 S. Milliken
Ontario, CA 91761


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