*Exclusive*: DJ AM is Found Dead In Apartment With Crack Pipe and Pill Bottles!

- By Bossip Staff

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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?

R.I.P.

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  • NY

    Is this for real?

  • Seely

    RIP😦

  • http://bossip.com tasha

    this is sad.

  • BlackGeorgeBush

    I wonder if that fat fag Perez Hilton will say that he is faking the same way he did about MJ.

    RIP Though

  • Jinny

    RIP ;(

  • http://mstrendydiva.com mstrendydiva

    Wow…this is true…I just seen it on the Associated Press website…RIP….my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • The Main Event

    Too bad.

  • Samantha

    DAMN!

  • hyejinckss

    I just seen this on E! and was wondering if you guys had this info. This is sooo sad, I didn’t know tht he was still battling a drug addiction (if this is the reason that he died) I will pray for his family and friends, he seemed like a real cool guy.

  • Rihanna's sharp n pointy witchy fingernails took the oath

    It is very sad, especially after surviving the ultimate test of life- a plane crash. May the creator rest his soul.
    I know Travis is upset, they shared something few people can share.

  • OMG

    Man…this is so sad. I mean, he survived a freakin plane crash, you know, and now this! I feel so sad for his family. I wonder what Travis is going through right now. He must be devastated. Did he have any kids? I hope not. RIP DJ AM

  • http://www.livewithchelarhue.com CHE LARHUE

    OMG!!!! MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY. I BELIEVE HE WAS TRULY UNABLE TO COPE WITH WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO HIM RECENTLY. AND WITH PAST DEMONS EATING AT HIM, HE TRULY NEEDED A GOOD PERSON AROUND HIM. BUT HOLLYWIERD IS FULL ENABLERS. THIS IS TRULY SAD. RIP ADAM.

  • Liya

    And this all happens the day Final Destination 4 hits theaters.

    Life is truly crazy! He just survived that plane crash.

    RIP

  • Moreaces

    This is truly sad, he just lived through a horrible plan crash that took lives, and his friends life. Just unbelieveable, This dude did it all, Award Shows,, I have is site saved on my puter, and on my Myspace account, he had losts of talent… Rest In Peace,, Adam.. Stay Strong Travis..

  • JAqueen

    wat a sad summer this has been…RIP DJ AM
    jus live ur lives y’all and do what makes you happy

  • hotcoko79

    RIP DJ AM

    @Liya…didn’t even think about that u maybe on to something there

  • blu buddafly

    man a lotta ppl gettin up outta here this year!!!!

    RIP ADAM

  • http://bossip.com Bee

    😦 omg r.i.p

  • http://bossip Truth Teller

    Damn,may the man rest in peace! Survived a plane crash,but it was his mental angusih that may have led him to die!

  • Daphne

    I apologize, there were prescription drugs & a glass pipe found in the apartment. Addiction, whether it’s to prescription or illegal drugs, is horrible! R.I.P.

  • Black Halo

    Wow. I had no idea he had such a horrific childhood. I did as well and I have a lot the same demons and I know what traumatizing events can do to people. The events stay with you forever and no matter how hard you try to forget, so you turn to drugs…its an escape, a very fatal escape.
    RIP Adam Goldstien

  • Butterscotch

    So sad…may he rest in peace.

  • Janae

    how tragic & sad

  • Kenny

    After the first encounter with death he had the op. to turn his life into something great with his family. Adam chose not the go that path, time could not be extended anymore. RIP Adam, I pray for your family.
    and it is weird that he passed the day FD released….

  • neesh

    OMG! Not another one> everyone is freakin’ dying-this is is crazy, hope im not next!

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