DJ AM Found Dead at 36

Friends call NYC cops after not seeing Adam Goldstein for several days

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 28, 2009 6:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – DJ AM, who less than a year ago survived a plane crash, was found dead this afternoon in a New York apartment, TMZ reports; his real name was Adam Goldstein, and he was 36. Police, called by a friend who hadn’t seen Goldstein in several days, found drug paraphernalia at the scene after breaking down the door of the SoHo apartment.

Goldstein and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were aboard a private jet that crashed in South Carolina in September 2008, killing four others. Goldstein, a fixture on the celebrity circuit, had been romantically linked to Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore.

DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker survived this plane crash last September.   (AP Photo)
DJ AM performs at the US Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Celebration in Los Angeles, April 22, 2009.   (AP Photo)
DJ AM spins at the grand opening of the 207 & Float Bars at Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, April 4, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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