On August 28, 2009, Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM was found dead in his New York apartment from an apparent overdose. Sadly, at the time of his death Adam had been working on a documentary for MTV called Gone Too Far. The show dealt with young people struggling with addiction.
The following statement was released by MTV on behalf of the Goldstein family regarding their decision to go forward with the documentary:
“After careful consideration we have decided to air the show. Adam felt strongly that by doing this series he could help other addicts who were at a crisis point to get sober. Adam was fully aware that if it were not for his own sobriety he never would have achieved the level of success and happiness he had found. Helping people in their recovery was a huge part of Adam’s life.”
The Goldstein’s admit that this decision was very difficult but truly believe that it will inspire others to seek help.
The MTV show will air on October 12th at 10 p.m. We will be tuning in, such a tragedy.
View photos of Goldstein’s memorial service here.