We were shocked and saddened to hear the news that celebrity DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) was found dead in his New York City apartment from an apparent drug overdose. DJ AM narrowly escaped from death last year when he and his best friend Travis Barker survived a Learjet plane crash. Goldstein, a DJ at Vegas clubs Pure and Rain, collaborated with such pop and rap stars as Jay-Z, Madonna and Will Smith.
This is so sad. DJ AM was 36. We send our prayers and condolences to his friends and family members. You will be missed AM. DJ AM looked healthy when he made his last big outing on August 23rd when he threw the first pitch at Citi Field. DJ Am's celebrity friends took to Twitter to send their condolences on his untimely passing. R.I.P
Travis Barker's ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, took to her Twitter page: "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." Katy Perry, who performed with AM and Barker at the VMAs last year when the duo acted as the night's house band, tweeted, "Rest in peace friend."
"I can't believe this," Lindsay Lohan wrote on her Twitter page. "I'm in shock. why? why? r.i.p. adam." Perez Hilton recalled talking to DJ AM about his planned substance-abuse intervention show on MTV, "Gone Too Far," noting that he was "so excited" for it. "I'm tempted to feel angry at the world/God right now, but I can't. I won't. I choose to believe Adam is free of his demons now and at peace."
Other stars, like Heidi Montag, kept their tweets simple: "My thoughts and prayers are with DJ AM's family and friends." John Mayer wrote, "In complete shock. I really want to use words right now but I can't get em. F***."
Emmy Rossum wrote, "RIP AM ... You were loved and respected and will be missed." "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest had kind words about AM. "So sad to hear about Adam," he wrote. "A very kind and generous guy."
tweeted, "Love to my boy AM." Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz wrote, "R.I.P... I'm sorry to loved ones. So unexpected. Tell the people around u that u love them. Randomly."
"I don't even kno wut to say right now," Kid Cudi wrote on Twitter. "A true talent and supporter of mine since day 1. RIP to the big homie forever, DJ AM." Producer Jermaine Dupri wrote, "RIP MY MAN DJ AM I CANT BELIEVE THIS."
In DJ AM's last Twitter post written Tuesday, he recalled a line from a Grandmaster Flash song: "New York, New York. Big city of dreams, but everything in New York ain't always what it seems." [source]
Just a month before DJ AM's unexpected death, reportedly linked to drugs, he spoke candidly with MTV News about his struggles with addiction.
During the July 29 interview, AM said he hoped to help other addicts on his MTV substance-abuse intervention show "Gone Too Far."
"The inspiration for the show is that I am a recovering drug addict. I have 11 years sober," he said. "Something I have always done since the beginning of my sobriety is work with other addicts in recovery. So when the question came up [from MTV]: 'Hey, we should work something out.' It's like, 'What do you like to do?' And other than DJ, that's kind of what I've always done.
"Part of me feels like, 'Who am I?' I'm a DJ. This is my one chance. I owe it as a human who's sober to say something to them. So that's my job. That's what I'm there for."
He recalled the times before he got treatment and how hard it was for him to stay focused on what he wanted to accomplish. "I got so lost in my disease. I was gone," he said. "I had forgotten, [and] I would have these little moments where I would say, 'Wow, I had goals. There was things that I wanted to do.' "
AM pointed out in the interview that "sobriety is for those who want, not those who need it." While shooting the show, he easily related to the people seeking his help. "I speak addict. I am one, and they, for the first time, they see someone who's sober, who made it out," he said. "I see myself in every single addict that I've done an episode on, and we can completely relate to another." [source]
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