DJ A.M. (pictured right), was found dead in his apartment in NYC with a crack pipe and empty pill bottles. Last we reported on DJ A.M. and Travis Barker, they had just survived a horrific plane crash in Sept 2008:
A close source tells BOSSIP that friends and family have been trying to contact the DJ for days now. When one friend went over to check on DJ A.M., real name Adam Goldstein, he received…
… no response after numerous attempts at knocking on the door. The friend then called the police who came over and knocked down the door. His body was found around 5:30 today. Adam was 36 years old. Drugs and paraphernalia were found close to the body and in the apartment. A glass pipe was found next to his body and prescription pills were found somewhere else in the house. People are saying his recent break up with his girlfriend led to more depression-drug use.
This is what DJ A.M. said in an interview last Feb:
In February’s Glamour, DJ AM (nee Adam Goldstein) says that his father’s verbal abuse was so bad it led to his drug addiction.“I grew up in Philadelphia with a father who seemed to hate me: The verbal abuse he subjected me to was unbelievably cruel,” he says.
(He says he would later learn his father was gay and addicted to drugs. “If my family went out to dinner, my father would hit on the [male] waiter right in front of my mom,” DJ AM recalls. “Finally she’d had enough and kicked him out.”) But DJ AM says he blamed himself for the abuse. “To deal with my anger and sadness, I ate,” he says. “By the time I was 10, I was obese.” He says people began referring to him as “’the fat kid from Philly.’ I spent the next two years doing drugs every day, until I went to my mom and actually asked her to send me to rehab.”
But the treatment center — which specialized in “tough love,” DJ AM recalls — “was an abusive house of horrors that would eventually be shut down. The counselors beat us. They spit in our faces. They starved us,” he tells Glamour. “When I left rehab, I’d learned nothing about recovery—I attended a few meetings, but within five months I was back doing drugs. Then my father died. Eventually, my mom kicked me out of her house.”At that time, he says his “main source of income was stealing cash and drugs from drug dealers.
A source close to the DJ tells Bossip that Adam was still battling a drug problem. He already survived a plane crash, so what could have taken out such a strong guy… besides drugs- drug dealers or suicide?