Celebrity DJ Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM was found dead in his New York City apartment on Friday, August 28. The sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity was found unconscious with a crack pipe and prescription drugs nearby. According to police officials Goldstein died of an apparent drug overdose and when they broke into his apartment around 5:20 p.m. they found an empty bag of crack attached to his naked chest.
Goldstein who survived a near fatal plane crash incident last September alongside his friend Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink-182 was linked to reality star Nicole Ritchie, actress Mandy Moore and most recently to model Hayley Wood.
It’s a sad tragedy coming from a talented but disturbed spinner who was set to star in his own reality show called “Gone Too Far.”
Months before his death in a media report the DJ talked about holding a crack pipe for the first time in years for the show. “When I see … the paraphernalia and the whole lifestyle and everything, I still, 11 years later, have that little thing in my head that starts thinking, ‘oh, where’s that? I wonder what that is?” he said.
Of his near death experience he also said, “I guess I get why they call it ‘post-trauma,’ because it was very tough. I have really bad days, and I have really ok days.”
At press time Goldstein’s autopsy was inconclusive and more toxicology tests will be needed in order to determine what killed the disc jockey.
Written by Valerie V.