News: BREAKING: DJ AM Found Dead In NYC Apartment

Friday, Aug 28, 2009 7:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, who survived a near-death plane crash last fall, has reportedly been discovered dead this afternoon in his New York City apartment.

He was reportedly discovered by police after being missing for days.

Law enforcement sources tell us DJ AM -- also known as Adam Goldstein -- was found dead this afternoon in New York City. Sources tell us he was found in his apartment at around 5:20 PM. We're told drug paraphernalia was found at the scene. Our sources say DJ AM had not been seen or heard from for a few days -- one of his friends went to check on him, but got no response after knocking on his apartment door. We're told the friend called the police, who broke down the door and then found DJ AM's body. Sources tell TMZ prescription pill bottles were found by DJ AM's body this afternoon. We're told his body was found at around 5 PM this afternoon at his apartment in New York City. (TMZ)

Both Travis Barker and DJ AM survived a plane crash last September, however, suffered serious injuries.

They were taken to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia following the accident when their flight crashed while taking off from Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, South Carolina. Despite the seriousness of the injuries, including second and third degree burns, both men are expected to make full recoveries. (Associated Press)

Following a lawsuit towards the individuals responsible for the crash, AM inked an open letter to fans clarifying his situation.

"I want to take a second to address the hurtful posts and clear up any misunderstandings any of you may have about my lawsuit," AM wrote. "I would NEVER sue the deceased pilots' estates or personal holdings. I am more than grateful that I survived this horrible accident and I'd never try to take anything from those that didn't. Despite the misinterpretations of the lawsuit, this suit is against the insurance companies that insured the pilots." (DJ AM's MySpace)

Following the crash, AM linked with Jay-Z for a series of concerts.

Less than a month after walking away from a fiery jet crash in Columbia, South Carolina, that killed four people and left him with second- and third-degree burns to his face and left arm, DJ AM reclaimed his place behind the decks Wednesday (October 15) night, joining rapper Jay-Z for a special concert celebrating the reopening of the Hollywood Palladium. (MTV)

No further information has been revealed.

Check out past footage of DJ and Jay-Z below:

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