Celebrity news hub, TMZ, reports that DJ AM was found dead in his residence today at 5:20 after friends went looking for him. They hadn’t heard from him in several days, and upon entering the apartment, found drug paraphernalia.
DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, was 36 years old and was known as a celebrity DJ, former paramour to Nicole Richie, and most ironically, survivor of a horrific plane crash along with his friend, Blink 182 drummer, Travis Barker.
Cause of death will be announced pending the N.Y. coroner’s investigation, but TMZ reports that Goldsteins friends say that he “never did drugs before this, and he didn’t even drink,” adding, “He didn’t like forming an attachment to substances. He never wanted to be out of control and he took his work too seriously to party. … Friends are absolutely shocked. If its true this was totally not in his nature. One friend just saw him this week and said he seemed pretty normal."