It has been confirmed that DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein) has passed away. He was 36-years-old.
His body was discovered by the NYPD earlier today, and it looks as though he died from an apparent drug overdose.
He recently made headlines last September after he and Travis Barker of Blink-182 survived a fatal plane crash.
On August 25, DJ AM wrote on his Twitter, “New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.” This would be his final form of public communication.
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.”
And according to reports, DJ AM was reportedly suffering from depression after trying to stop taking medication after the plane crash. He was found wearing sweatpants and no shirt, and prescription drugs and a crack pipe were found at the scene. Bottles of pills were found in both the bedroom and the kitchen.
DJ AM also recently wrapped up a reality show for MTV about drug addiction.
This is all so terrible. I can’t even begin to fatho the thought that this man who survived a fatal plane crash almost a year ago is dead today.
RIP DJ AM. You’ll be missed.