DJ AM was once engaged to Nicole Richie. He survived–along with Blink 182’s Travis Barker–a plane crash last year that killed 4 people. DJ AM had a history of substance abuse, and had filmed a substance-abuse intervention show with MTV called “Gone Too Far” that aimed to warn young people about the perils of drug abuse. The show was scheduled to premiere in October.
DJ AM has reportedly been found dead in his New York City apartment, according to multiple media sources, including TMZ and NBC New York. He was 36.
TMZ, citing a police source, reported that DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein) was found in his apartment at 5:20 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon (August 28). Citing “sources, ” the site also claimed that prescription medication bottles had been found near his body. The site also said that Goldstein had not been seen or heard from in days, and that friends who had previously gone to check on him had received no response. When police broke in the door, they reportedly found Goldstein’s body.
A New York Police representative told MTV News on Friday that a 36-year-old white male had been found dead at 210 Lafayette Street in New York but had not yet been identified. Calls to DJ AM’s rep for confirmation had not been returned at press time.
The news comes just under a year after Goldstein and Travis Barker survived a plane crash that killed four people. Leaving from Columbia, South Carolina, after a performance by the duo, the small Learjet they were on crashed upon takeoff ‘â€ giving the two musicians serious burns and leaving them in critical condition.