News: DJ AM Lives On In New TV Series, "Gone Too Far" Still Scheduled To Air
Friday, Sep 25, 2009 10:15AM
The memory of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein will reportedly live on as MTV has decided to keep the late deejay's "Gone Too Far" drug intervention reality series on schedule to premiere next month.
While MTV has yet to release a statement on the matter, the show is reportedly still set to hit television sets across the nation.
MTV intends to air DJ AM's drug-intervention reality series that was shot just before he died. The status of "Gone Too Far" has been in question since DJ AM was found dead last month in his New York apartment. Although a toxicology report has not been released, preliminary findings suggest he died from a drug overdose. MTV, which declined to comment, has not made a final decision on whether to air the series, but sources say the network expects to air the program and has been in talks with Goldstein's family about the timing. (The Hollywood Reporter)
The series' focus would be on showing fans the personal life of DJ AM and his aim to teach others about the dangers of drugs.
Since "Gone" is an "Intervention"-style series, with Goldstein playing the role of a sober and experienced tough-love guide for troubled addicts, there was concern the show would seem hypocritical or exploitative. Sister network VH1 recently decided against airing two reality series that became embroiled in a real-life controversy when they featured murder suspect Ryan Jenkins. If handled properly, some believe "Gone" could successfully impart its anti-drug message, perhaps now even more so. Before he died, Goldstein reportedly told his sponsor he would return to rehab. (Billboard)
According to further reports, the series finished its recording prior to the deejay's passing.
Eight episodes of "Gone" were shot; three days before his body was discovered Aug. 28, DJ AM tweeted that he wrapped filming. The show's original premiere date was Oct. 5, though launching that soon seems unlikely at this point. (Reuters)
While it has not yet been confirmed, the deejay reportedly passed away last month from a drug overdose.
"He wanted to die," says a police source, who says the suicide theory is supported by the pills and other evidence. "He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn't even swallow it. Also, a mirror was propped inside the door to the apartment and another inside the door of the bedroom, where Goldstein's body was located in the bed, the source says. When the police, Goldstein's manager and paramedics entered together, they pushed the first mirror to the side. When they entered the bedroom, the mirror propped against the door shattered. "They pushed it open and it broke," the source says. (People Magazine)
Check out Slaughterhouse's moment of silence for DJ AM below: