Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, was found dead in his New York City apartment Friday, August 28, 2009.
Goldstein was found in his seventh floor SoHo apartment around 5:20 p.m., surrounded by prescription drug bottles and drug paraphernalia. A friend who had not heard from him in a few days went to check on him and called authorities when he got no response.
New York City firemen broke down the door and found DJ AM dead.
DJ AM’s death comes nearly a year after he and Travis Barker were involved in a plane crash in South Carolina. The two were the only survivors of the crash.
On February 13, Goldstein narrowly escaped death again. He was supposed to board Continental flight 3407, but had a bad feeling and decided to drive to his destination instead. That plane crashed 5 miles from the Buffalo Airport, killing 50 people.
Goldstein, who famously dated Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore, had battled drug addiction in the past and revealed earlier this year he had attempted suicide while high on crack cocaine when he was 24.
On Friday, August 25th at 2:57 p.m., DJ AM posted his final Tweet on Twitter:
“New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.”
John Mayer: In complete shock.
Lindsay Lohan: i can’t believe this.. i’m in shock. why? why? r.i.p. adam.
Alyssa Milano: May you rest in peace, Adam. You touched many with your light and will be missed like crazy.
Ryan Seacrest: So sad the hear about adam. a very kind and generous guy.
Dr. Drew: I lack the words to describe my feelings.
Ashton Kutcher: much love to my boy AM.
Soliel Moon Frye: Thank you for bringing so much music and inspiration to peoples lives. Rip Dj Am.
Heidi Montag: my thoughts and prayers are with DJ AM’s family and friends.
Shanna Moakler: My deepest condolences for DJ AM, you were a great artist and will be severely missed. My thoughts and Prayers to his family and friends.
DJ AM was 36-years-old.