Adam Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, was found dead in his New York City apartment late Friday afternoon.
Sources have confirmed that at 5:20 pm on Friday New York police officers entered an apartment on Lafayette Street in response to a 911 call about a man who hadn't been seen for a number of days. Inside, they found the body of Adam Goldstein. There was reportedly a half bag of crack cocaine recovered from the apartment and a crack pipe found next to the body.
In jump-to-conclusion fashion, TMZ is now saying that Goldstein passed away from a drug overdose:
Law enforcement sources directly connected with the death of DJ AM tell us that his death was the result of an accidental overdose and not a suicide…Our sources say DJ AM, a recovering addict, developed a dependency to Xanax and other benzodiazepines (a group of drugs used to treat anxiety) as a direct result of the plane crash a year ago. We're told AM (a.k.a. Adam Goldstein) developed a tremendous anxiety over flying -- something he had to do frequently for his job.
This is a sad end to a very turbulent year for Goldstein. Here's AM talking about how crack was his "drug of choice" in a recent MTV interview:
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