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Barker-DJ AM Crash Plane Had Tire Trouble: NTSB

After underinflated tire ruptured, pilot couldn't stop plane

(Newser) - Underinflated tires played a role in the crash that injured Travis Barker and DJ AM and killed four others. National Transportation Safety Board officials announced today that the underinflation affected the Learjet’s stopping capability and said a tire burst during takeoff. The pilot reportedly decided, against training practices, to...

MTV Show May Have Put DJ AM Over the Edge

Ex-addict got into close contact with drugs

(Newser) - Now that MTV is running the DJ AM reality show Gone Too Far—in which the recovering addict helped other addicts get clean—the question is tough to avoid: Did the show bring him too close to his demons and contribute to his death? It "could certainly have been...

DJ AM Death Ruled Accidental
 DJ AM Death Ruled Accidental 

DJ AM Death Ruled Accidental

'Acute intoxication' from cocaine, oxycodone, Vicodin, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl, Levamisole

(Newser) - The New York City Medical Examiner today closed the sad final chapter in the life of DJ AM, ruling his death accidental. Cause of death is listed as "acute intoxication" due to the combination of cocaine, oxycodone, Vicodin, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl, and Levamisole.

MTV Will Show DJ AM's Drug-Intervention Show

Gone Too Far features Goldstein as mentor to drug addicts

(Newser) - MTV intends to air a drug-intervention reality show starring the late Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM. In Gone Too Far, Goldstein plays sober mentor to addicts. Given Goldstein’s recent death from a drug overdose, MTV was concerned the show could be seen as hypocritical or exploitative, but...

DJ AM Tribute Vid Hits the Net

(Newser) - While most footage of DJ AM’s memorial is still hush-hush, a tribute video from last week's service has hit the Internet, E! Online reports. The video, compiled by friends, shows the DJ behind his turntables with pals such as Jay-Z, Travis Barker, and Sam Ronson. It also shows him...

Lindsay, Nicole Among DJ AM Mourners

Service held at Hollywood Palladium

(Newser) - Celeb pals including Lindsay Lohan (with Sam Ronson), Nicole Richie, and Robert Downey Jr. showed up last night to say goodbye to Adam Goldstein—better known as DJ AM. The private service at the Hollywood Palladium was open to "friends both from his life in recovery as well as...

DJ AM Left $1M, No Will
 DJ AM Left $1M, No Will 

DJ AM Left $1M, No Will

Late DJ's mother asks to be named as sole heir

(Newser) - DJ AM died without leaving a will or any instructions on what should be done with his fortune, E! Online reports. The late DJ's mother has asked a court to name her as his sole heir, since he had no spouse or children. The 36-year-old DJ died with assets...

DJ AM Buried in Los Angeles
 DJ AM Buried in Los Angeles 

DJ AM Buried in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Friends and celebrity mourners including Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker attended a funeral for DJ AM today in Los Angeles, Us Weekly reports. The disc jockey, also known as Adam Goldstein, died last week at age 36, of an apparent drug overdose. The ceremony at Hillside Memorial Park, the area’s...

DJ AM Gobbled 9 OxyContin Before Death: Source

Law enforcement source says Valentine's card from Hayley Wood found on table

(Newser) - DJ AM was found dead with eight OxyContin pills in his stomach and another in his mouth, supporting the theory that he committed suicide, a law enforcement source tells People. He wanted to die," the source said. "He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He...

Girlfriend: DJ AM and I Weren't Broken Up

'We were very much together,' says Hayley Wood

(Newser) - Amid reports that DJ AM turned, fatally, to drugs to deal with a breakup, his last girlfriend tells Us Weekly they were still together when he died last week. “Any indication that this horribly tragic accident happened because of a rumored breakup is not only untrue but disgusting,”...

DJ AM Spent Last Day on Crack, Pills

Adam Goldstein's apartment littered with drugs; he promised to start rehab

(Newser) - DJ AM lit up a crack pipe in front of his recovery sponsor the day before his death, the New York Post reports in an ongoing effort to piece together his final moments. Friends told investigators Adam Goldstein’s manager and sponsor flew from the West Coast to NYC Thursday...

Details of DJ AM's Final Day Emerge

Adam Goldstein text messaged friends before death; Mandy Moore 'heartbroken'

(Newser) - Details of DJ AM’s final hours are beginning to come together, and police sources tell People he sent out his last text message at 1am the day he died. Two friends received the message, about his gig in Las Vegas that night—and 16 hours later, a friend called...

DJ AM's Death Not Suicide: TMZ

Plane crash likely triggered descent into drugs; breakup not blamed

(Newser) - DJ AM’s death was not a suicide, and it had “absolutely nothing to do with his recent breakup,” law enforcement sources tell TMZ. They say Adam Goldstein developed a dependency on anxiety drugs following last year’s plane crash, which triggered a “recent” relapse into addiction....

DJ AM Talked of Sobriety, Crack Fears

He hoped MTV reality program would help other addicts

(Newser) - DJ AM boasted of his 11 years of "sobriety"—freed from crack cocaine, his "drug of choice"—on an interview aired on MTV shortly before he was found dead last week of an apparent overdose. But Adam Goldstein also discussed nearly falling off the wagon as...

Travis Tweets on DJ AM: 'I'll Always Think of You'

Travis Barker and Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein had escaped plane crash together

(Newser) - Devastated Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker tweeted a message expressing his grief over the death of friend Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, vowing: "Every time I play the drums I'll think of you," reports People. "Rest in Peace, my brother." The pop-punk drummer survived a plane crash...

DJ AM 'Devastated' Over Recent Breakup

Celebs tweet farewells after OD death

(Newser) - DJ AM was "completely devastated" after girlfriend Hayley Wood broke up with him this week, TMZ reports. The celebrity disc jockey found dead of an apparent drug overdose yesterday had been sober for 9 years, but had struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder since surviving a plane crash last September....

NYC Cops: DJ AM Death Looks Like Drug Overdose

Crack pipe, prescription bottles found in apartment

(Newser) - A drug overdose looks to be the cause of death for DJ AM, the celebrity disc jockey found today in a SoHo apartment, New York police tell the Post. A crack pipe and prescription drugs lay near the bed where Adam Goldstein, 36, died sometime in the past few days;...

DJ AM Found Dead at 36
 DJ AM Found Dead at 36 

DJ AM Found Dead at 36

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

(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...

DJ AM Swears Off Flying After Cheating Death—Again

Had booked ticket on doomed Buffalo flight

(Newser) - Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, is finished with planes, TMZ reports. Not only was he badly burned in a plane crash last year, but the DJ had a ticket for the Continental commuter flight that crashed near Buffalo last month, killing everyone on board. Goldstein didn’t board...

Mandy Moore Engaged
 Mandy Moore Engaged 

Mandy Moore Engaged

Actress to marry alt-country crooner Ryan Adams

(Newser) - License to Wed star Mandy Moore can start looking for a real one, reports People. The star's publicist has confirmed that she and alt-country singer Ryan Adams are engaged. The musical pair have been dating on and off since early last year. They parted when Moore reunited with ex-boyfriend DJ...

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