Posted: Saturday – August 29, 2009
Yesterday’s sudden passing of 36-year-old Philadelphia native Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein in his Soho apartment in New York City has sparked a national response on Twitter by various celebrities.
DJ AM was found dead in his apartment yesterday (August 28), from an apparent drug overdose.
According to reports, police found prescription drugs in the kitchen in addition to a crack pipe.
DJ AM battled drug and crack addiction, but was sober for nine years, friends have stated.
He allegedly started using again after a recent breakup with his girlfriend Hayley Wood.
DJ AM was also dealing with post-traumatic stress from a deadly plane crash last September.
The Hip-Hop and R&B communities mourn the loss of AM, who started T-Pain wrote, “RIP DJ AM another talented young artist leaves too soon.”
“In shock about AM, he was really a great person. My love and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP,” said Bad Boy singer Cassie.
“I’m F#c*ed up Behind DJ AM passing away. Such A kool down to earth Dude. Just makes me respect life that much more,” DJ Clue added.
Solange Knowles stated, “”Wowww RIP to DJ A.M — we lost a major dj in the game! I hope people don’t taint his legacy…..because there isn’t any concrete proof yet. That guy was a walking miracle.”
Socialite and reality television star Kim Kardashian wrote, “DJ AM was such a genuine person! He is in a better place, may God rest his soul.”
“RIP to DJ AM a talented, world renowned talent and man. Bless his family and friends and fam,” said NYC Power 105.1 morning show host Free.
Goldstein was a member of the rap-rock band Crazy Town, who released the 2001 chart-topper “Butterfly.”
There’s no official word of the cause of death at the present time. No foul play is suspected.