The music world is suffering another shocking loss today– news has just broke that popular DJ AM has passed away today at the age of 36. The celebrity DJ, who narrowly escaped death less than 11 months ago after surviving a plane crash with friend Travis Barker, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment around 5:20 pm EST this afternoon. The causes of his death are not yet known, but NYPD is reporting that drug paraphernalia was found in AM’s apartment on Lafayette Street.
Born Adam Goldstein, the entertainer was known for scratching for the likes of Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and Jay Z. He was contracted to spin at several prominent Las Vegas nightclubs, including Pure, and was also a co-owner of the nationally known hotspot LAX. Probably known as much for his skills in the booth as he was for his tabloid love life, DJ AM was previously engaged to Nicole Richie and dated Mandy Moore, who rushed to be by his side in September after he suffered scarring burns due to a plane crash. Beyond his love life, AM was a fixture in the fashion and sneakerhead scenes, often commenting on sneaker forums such as NikeTalk.com. He was most recently seen in a Nike commercial for the Kanye West Air Yeezy’s, alongside Mike Epps and Kobe Bryant.
Although DJ AM was reportedly bouncing back from his tragic plane crash, his apparent drug overdose seems to indicate that he had fallen back on previous addiction habits. The DJ, who often spoke candidly about his struggles in life from addiction to romance and gastric bypass surgery, will be remembered for always keeping the music bumping and the party alive. Indeed, his last Twitter post was 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”.
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