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.

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  1. Alexander

    I think that going through the plane crash experience is probably connected to him overdosing. He was probably all screwed up from it.

  2. Jen

    @297: Shit happens. TO EVERYONE. We all have shitty lives, and yet we’re not all drug addicts. Going through rough times is not a reason to wreck your life. I’m sure life was very hard for him after the crash and maybe even because of other things. But rather than trying to get professional help or turning to those around him for support, he chose a road that he knew could lead him to his death. This “11 year old” you speak of could do the same thing. Yes, it’s hard, but it’s better than being dead. Don’t use hard times as an excuse to cop out of living.

  3. arg

    #302. Jen thanks so much for taking the time to inform yourself before you psoted. Oh wait…

    He was seing a consellor, he was sober for 11 years and he was just now waiting to see another counselor to help him with post traumatic stress. He was actively getting and seeking help. A traumatic event left him riddled with guild and he faltered like any human being and fell back onto old patterns for what seems to have been a very short period of time. Sadly it was deadly. If a girl ahd a serious eating disorder was healthy for 11 plus years and then after a trumatic plane crash that killed two friends and a breakup she resorted back to starving and died would you think she was awful or HUMAN??? I vote for human, Ge succeeded for so long but an addict is fragile at any point they can fall back in, just like those who were once obses often put it back on or people who have been sober for a decade hit the bottle after a divorce.

  4. Ryan the Canadian

    Fish is bang on. I might be able to understand people who knew this guy getting all upset BUT if you really knew him, you would be mourning and not reading the comments section of a website that hammers on people all the time. You know what you get when you come here, so, if you feel like crying, email your friends, have a cry and let the rest of us be assholes with Fish.

  5. Sarah

    Yah. Shit happens to everyone, but not everyone is able to handle it. It is so easy to say to someone…. Oh yah… you were molested as a kid…. man up, shit happens. But you know it takes time to heal wounds for some people. And sometimes people have trust issues and cant talk to other people or admit they have a problem, so they turn to drugs to feel better. I am glad all you people here passing judgement have such charmed…. perfect…. lives that you have never done anything wrong. Or have never had a hard time coping with something and had to turn to someone else or something to make you feel better. Seriously whatever happend to human compassion. I really hope some of you people on here writing are just trying to get shits and giggles out of people and really are not like that. It’s one thing to come on this website and get a laugh at of Lohan wearing a god awful outfit, but to sit and tell someone they deserve to die…. that is a whooole nother story.

  6. youreyusuallybetter

    seriously distasteful commentary… he didn’t do anything to hurt anyone, just himself. a simple RIP would have done

  7. HELLO

    RETARDS OBVIOUSLY THERE’S A NEW WRITER.

  8. Sarah

    So the world just lost another ugly, no talent, crack head. Big Fuckin’ Deal.

  9. dude

    @291 – well fucking put

  10. ShaneW

    This was a shocking news. Why did it happen? The suicide of DJ AM wasn’t something that anyone really saw coming. He was only 36 years old, he was relatively famous, successful, he had everything going for him, and they’ve been speaking to anyone who will discuss it that knew him. He was dating model Haley Wood at the time, and though it would seem that a person should perhaps be left to her grief – the vultures are what they are, and had to get a statement. Haley Wood disclosed that rumors that DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, and her were very much together, and a rumored breakup was a detestable rumor. It would be great if someone could give the gossip hounds a cash advance to let celebrities, like Haley Wood, grieve in privacy.
    http://personalmoneystore.com/Cash-Advance/No-Fax-Cash-Advance/

  11. ShaneW

    It would be great if someone could give the gossip hounds a cash advance to let celebrities, like Haley Wood, grieve in privacy.

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