DJ AM found dead

August 28th, 2009 // 311 Comments

Less than a year after narrowly surviving a fiery plane crash, DJ AM was found dead this afternoon in his New York apartment. A drug overdose is believed to be the cause. TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell us he was found in his apartment at around 5:20 PM. We’re told drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.
We’re told DJ AM had not been seen or heard from for a few days — one of his friends went to check on him, but got no response after knocking on his apartment door.
We’re told the friend called the police, who broke down the door and then found DJ AM’s body.

Way to make the most of a second chance at life. Well played.

Photo: WENN
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  1. Rob

    wow. that sucks.

  2. Charley

    Well played indeed!.. Druggies.. gotta love em

  3. Tooch

    wow, that’s not good.

  4. JD##

    “Way to make the most of a second chance at life. Well played.”

    that comment just ended my browsing of the superficial. Well played. You are disgusting.

  5. Mike

    Well played, indeed; FOLD!

  6. Kelly

    Oh my gosh. That sucks. I loved this dude. Why is everyone dying in 2009? Sheehs

  7. Shwill

    “Way to make the most of a second chance at life. Well played.”
    That is incredibly inappropriate and insensitive in the light of such unfortunate circumstances. I believe those comments should be retracted.

  8. Pookie

    JD## – good – leave and take your emotional B.S to Perez

  9. kate

    technically, third. didn’t he have gastric bypass?

  10. Regan

    @ #4, suck it up, you big fuckin puss. assuming he died of drug overdose, how fucking pathetic is that? he doesn’t deserve sympathy.

  11. Chacka

    How is that inappropriate to say? If I survived a plane crash I could have died in, you best believe I’m gonna do my best to live life the best/cleanest way that I can, cause the bottom lines is, IT WAS ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE- And how many people get that granted? Agree with 8.

  12. Julian

    His “music” suck, don’t really give a shit about him.

  13. jules

    #7 –
    unfortunate circumstances? Totally self inflicted. Feel sorry for those who know and loved him… but sometimes, you choose your own fate.

    Fish – don’t retract shit.

  14. jules

    #7 –
    unfortunate circumstances? Totally self inflicted. Feel sorry for those who know and loved him… but sometimes, you choose your own fate.

    Fish – don’t retract shit.

  15. Marit

    “Way to make the most of a second chance at life. Well played.”

    Burn in hell Superficial. You just won the award for most distasteful comment of the year. Buhbye motherfucker.

  16. Faith

    So sad. This is so in line with the story of FINAL DESTINATION.

  17. doneanddone

    honestly fuck off with the “well played” comment. normally i dig your commentary, and normally you have the tact when people die to not be so uncouth. So well played to you, dumbass. he was an awesome dude and if you had ever met him, you would know. but instead you’ve lost another reader.

    i’m with you #4.

  18. doneanddone

    honestly fuck off with the “well played” comment. normally i dig your commentary, and normally you have the tact when people die to not be so uncouth. So well played to you, dumbass. he was an awesome dude and if you had ever met him, you would know. but instead you’ve lost another reader.

    i’m with you #4.

  19. morally superior uber-monkey

    MSTRKRFT is garbage

    glad this putz is dead. serves him right for having bad taste. MORE OXYGEN FOR ME!

    i think i will make a list of everyone that died today, then take a big shit and wipe my ass with it.

    stupid dead people

  20. Carl

    Its inappropriate because it’s making huge assumptions. So drug paraphernalia was found? Don’t be so quick to condemn the man until the C.O.D. is known. That’s insensitive.

  21. ihatedjs

    prol nothing i hate more than celebrity la or eurotrash djs who take all the credit for music that they didnt make and did nothing more than put on a turn table and pretend that their nob turning is actually doing anything, especially when the music is shit anyway

  22. DJ_Devil

    Final Destination…? Death finally catches up with him again.

  23. #4 and 7

    Change your tampons and have a drink.

  24. Harold^Sick

    DJs don’t always make music, most of them just play others’ music and get paid for it. What was his claim to fame, dating Nicole Ritchie? Who cares? There’s probably a thousand people who die from OD every day.

    When you’re reckless, there are consequences. Why should I feel sorry for his loss of life, when obviously he didn’t care about it himself?

  25. Indiana

    Yeah, it was pretty damn tasteless. He was pretty badly burned, wasn’t he? Who knows what kind of emotional toll that plane crash and its consequent injuries took on him. He may have been dealing with a ton of shit.

  26. Peter

    Look at that picture he was already looking like week-old dead shit and he got fat again.
    Didnt everyone date him? Mandy Moore and Nicole Ritchie?

  27. Well played indeed. Pathetic.

  28. Death

    Nicely done

  29. fleeper

    wow, that last line offended even me. and i’m usually the one who is “too early”. surprising.

  30. yeayurr

    Comment is appropriate. A drug overdose is accidental suicide.

  31. marie

    I am never more agreed with The Superficial.
    second chance are meant to be deserved…

  32. Bee

    I just love how everyone is telling SW to retract statements, and to apologize, yet they are still commenting and reading this web site.

    10 bucks says that the opposed beings return to the web site within the week.

    Keep up the WONDERFUL job of keeping us informed of celebrities, SW. I don’t know how I would possibly MAKE IT through a slow work day without this web site and Geekologie.

  33. Hogslap

    LOLZ! One less douchebag is that much more air for the rest of us to breathe!

  34. ShameOnYou

    #24 “Why should I feel sorry for his loss of life, when obviously he didn’t care about it himself?” —-If only drug addiction/abuse were that simple. How unfortunate that you feel free to assume so much.

    #11 “If I survived a plane crash I could have died in, you best believe I’m gonna do my best to live life the best/cleanest way that I can”—–Uh, yeah. that would be ideal. Wouldda been great.
    …But how do you know that didn’t contribute to his drug use? Last I checked, have you ever been in a fiery plane crash that left two of your best friends dead and you suffering horrible burns?

    Superficial, you’re the funniest I know, but this was neither funny, nor tasteful, nor decent. Hope you’re able to sleep tonight. And hopefully when you pass away someday no one makes such a shitty comment as you did.

  35. diddleysquat

    what really tragic is that there are thousands more trendy useless hipsters waiting to take his place

  36. Mr. Haha's

    DJ D.O.AM

  37. ken

    So your telling me you just took what GOD gave you again and basically threw it back up in his face. Way to go stupid. Maybe he shouldve died the first time and GOD shouldve used that gift of life on someone else might of appreciated it more than this dumb ash. Rest In Hell stupid.

  38. CB91

    i agree, change your tampons and have a drink,
    ups to the superficial for having the balls to not crawl all up his ass like everyone else will.

  39. srsly?

    This is fucking pathetic. He gets a 2nd chance at life and this is what he does? GO FUCK YOURSELF! How many good people have each and everyone of us lost or have had taken from us? Did they have a 2nd chance? Nope! Well played indeed. Don’t retract shit.

  40. tromba

    Another loser bites the dust – big fucking deal. Move on.

  41. Harold^Sick

    @34

    “#24 “Why should I feel sorry for his loss of life, when obviously he didn’t care about it himself?” —-If only drug addiction/abuse were that simple. How unfortunate that you feel free to assume so much.”

    LMAO. Is that a serious comment or a joke? Its unfortunate that I don’t feel sorry for people who, on their own will, decide to do something that they know will lead to their inevitably predictable death? There’s a reason they teach people not to do drugs since elementary school. If you aren’t smart enough to even get that lesson of life, then, by all means…

    What’s even worse is that you expect me to care for parasites, who contribute nothing valuable to society and leech on others (including you and I) for financial and emotional support. Yeah, drug addiction is not a laughing matter, and I feel no remorse for people who choose to take the path of slow suicide while dragging down everyone else around them.

  42. sosad...

    he was suffering from survivor’s guilt, and probably became addicted to the pain meds he was on from the burns he suffered during the crash… I was a huge fan of this site, checking daily but after reading that insensitive comment i think i will stick with Dlisted for now on, at least they know how to be respectful when posting about someone’s death!

  43. jonass

    He survived a deadly plane crash. Chances are he has been on pain meds ever since… it could have just been accidental. We don’t know yet… hopefully he had good judgement and it was an accidental OD. ?? Maybe he killed himself? A lot of people who survive a deadly accident feel guilt and don’t recover… whoknows.

  44. jonass

    He survived a deadly plane crash. Chances are he has been on pain meds ever since… it could have just been accidental. We don’t know yet… hopefully he had good judgement and it was an accidental OD. ?? Maybe he killed himself? A lot of people who survive a deadly accident feel guilt and don’t recover… whoknows.

  45. DB

    This is great news.

  46. ????????

    Who supplied the drugs to him? Time to start tracking who is supplying Hollywood.

  47. Danklin24

    The people that have a problem with what Fish said are idiots. He’s absolutely right. Thus dipshit was given a second chance at life after a plane crash where most of the passengers died and he goes and fucks up his chance doing drugs and o.d’ing on them. I dont feel sorry for him at all. He should have taken better care of himself. No ones fault but his own.

  48. jonass

    @41

    You obviously need a wake up call to how common drug addiction is….

  49. Danklin24

    #44 – you dont have drug paraphernalia just laying around the apartment because you’re addicted to a simple thing like pain meds. My guess is he died from heroin.

  50. Mike

    Yes, track them so we can tax them to dig us out of this hope and change shit we have going on.

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