DJ AM Found Dead in NYC Apartment

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Aug. 29 2009, Published 4:27 a.m. ET

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UPDATE: Reps for DJ AM have released the following statement:

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was found deceased this afternoon in his New York City apartment. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time.

DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein was discovered dead in his New York City apartment earlier today.

No cause of death was given for the 36-year-old former fiancé of Nicole Richie, who also survived a horrible plane crash last September that killed four people and left AM and touring partner Travis Barker hospitalized. However, police sources confirm to OK! that prescription pill bottles and drug paraphernalia were found at the scene.

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Earlier in the day, a friend of Adam went to check on him after he had gone unheard from for several days, and called the police. The NYPD has confirmed to OK! that they received a call at 5:23pm. The fire department was the first on the scene and the entered the apartment with the police, where sources tell OK! that AM was discovered already deceased.

The medical examiner arrived on the scene shortly after 11pm on Friday and the body was taken out of the building on a stretcher about 45 minutes later.


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